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Central Coast Distillery Owner & Craft Distiller Shares World-Class Experience at Moonshine University

July 23rd, 2019

Eric W. Olson Talks Spirits Education in Exclusive Got Rum Interview.

Got Rum recently profiled Moonshine University alum Eric W. Olson, Owner and Craft Distiller at Central Coast Distillery. Olson graduated in February 2019 from our 5-Day Rum Course, made possible through a partnership with The Rum University. He also successfully completed our Fermentation Workshop in March 2018, a collaboration between Moonshine University, Wilderness Trail Distillery, and Ferm Solutions.


Sun King Spirits

May 9th, 2019

Co-Founder Dave Colt started Sun King Brewing company in downtown Indianapolis. They quickly grew to a 30 barrel brew house, producing a variety of beers from lagers, sours, barrel-aged beers, and everything in between. Sun King decided to take their beer production knowledge, and take the next step to distilling spirits.



September 7th, 2018

18th Street Distillery is the first artisan distillery to open since prohibition in Hammond, let alone northwest Indiana. Owner Drew Fox doesn’t plan on rushing any products, instead taking time to artfully craft each product and build their brand. They currently produce rye whiskey, rum, gin, and moonshine; and have bourbon aging in barrels.


Elevated Mountain Distilling Company

January 31st, 2018

Elevated Mountain Distilling Company is a craft distillery located in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Located between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, it’s the perfect place to run a distillery.


Copper Bottom Craft Distillery

December 28th, 2017

Copper Bottom Craft Distillery is a small artisan distillery located in Holly Hill, FL (Daytona Beach area). Opened and operated by Jeremy Craig, they specialize in producing rum and vodka.


Ghost Coast Distillery

October 18th, 2017


Chris Sywassink and Rob Ingersoll tell the story of opening Ghost Coast Distillery in downtown Savannah, Georgia. Chris and Rob attended Moonshine University’s week long course in Louisville, KY to learn how to become distillers.


Backwards Distilling Company

April 21st, 2017

Backwards Distilling Company is a unique craft distillery in Mills, Wyoming. Head Distiller Chad Pollock makes every spirit you could imagine, including vodka, gin, rum, and moonshine. They are aging bourbons and whiskeys, and also have distinct spirits in the works like absinthe and aquavit. Step into the tasting room and you step into a another time and place.


Glass Distillery

March 20th, 2017


Ian MacNeil launched Glass Distillery in Seattle, WA to produce vodka of the highest quality. In addition to their flagship vodka, Glass Distillery is also making brandy and flavor infused vodkas.


Dry Hills Distillery

March 2nd, 2017


Dry Hills is a true farm-to-bottle distillery in Bozeman, MT. After five generations of potato farming in the Droge family, Jeff and Erica set out to start turning some of those potatoes into delicious spirits. They attended Moonshine University in Louisville, KY to learn more about distilling, and also work with Flavorman to develop flavored spirits.


Alchemy Distillery

December 20th, 2016


Alchemy Distillery is a craft distillery located in Arcata, California. In addition to running a construction company, Stephen and Amy Bohner run the small distillery all on their own. A passion for local grains and hand-made products motivate them to create a variety of distilled spirits from clear whiskey to aged gin. After attending Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky, they opened their distillery to the public and continue to grow.


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