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Picking the Right Packaging For Your Spirits Brand in 6 Easy Steps

October 9th, 2019

Congratulations! You’ve created a masterpiece spirit. Now how do you plan to brand it? Have you thought about packaging? For some, this will be the most exciting part of your business, and it might even be the most important. Whether it’s on store shelves or on the bar top, before taking a sip, consumers will first experience your product by its packaging.

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My Craft Distillery: Gary Russell’s Cheers to 60 Years

October 2nd, 2019

What better way is there to celebrate a company milestone than by creating your own bourbon? Thanks to the My Craft Distillery program, RussTech Owner Gary Russell was able to do just that.

In September 2019, Gary joined us at our on-campus distillery to spend the week as a distiller. From choosing his mash bill to assembling the staves in his barrel, Gary asked for a hands-on experience and that’s what Moonshine University delivered. Here’s what he had to say about the program:

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Cask-Finished Whiskeys Find Their Niche in the Market

September 25th, 2019

When we opened Bin 110 in Cornelius, North Carolina (just north of Charlotte), we wanted to provide the highest quality beverage offerings across all segments. Admittedly, wine and whiskey hold a special place with us – we consider them kindred spirits, if you’ll pardon the pun!

It’s fascinating how much the nuances in production and maturation shape the complex profiles of wine, whiskey, and their range of expressions, which is something we try to highlight in our offerings at Bin 110. Lately we’ve been impressed by the cask-finished styles that seem to bring out the best of both categories.

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What I Learned This Summer… with Chris Cassaro, 2019 Distillery Intern

August 28th, 2019

Every summer, Moonshine University is proud to offer a competitive internship at our on-campus distillery and spirits education center. For 2019, this opportunity went to the talented Chris Cassaro, a 25-year-old spirits enthusiast and aspiring flavorist. Before his last day on August 30, we asked Chris for feedback on the experience, what he learned this summer, and what he plans to do next.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Tequila

July 24th, 2019

With over 300 different characteristics, tequila possesses a depth of flavors and aromas that rival any good spirit. Depending on the unique conditions in which its agave was grown, as well as the techniques utilized in its production, this delightful spirit can range from light and fruity to deep and smokey – and everything in between. That’s why in honor of National Tequila Day, we’re introducing you to 5 things you didn’t know about tequila, brought to you by your Moonshine University educators.

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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.

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Creatives at Scottish branding agency among renowned faculty at Moonshine University

July 15th, 2019

Creative Directors at an Edinburgh-based branding agency are now making regular transatlantic crossings to teach at Moonshine University.

The Scotsman recently profiled Jason Dobson and Jason Milne, Creative Directors at Contagious in Scotland and regular instructors of our intensive 6-Day Distiller Course. Attracting students from around the globe, the course currently boasts over 700 graduates who have launched an impressive 160+ distilleries worldwide.

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MU Summer Internship Opening

March 1st, 2019

Summary: Operate distillery functions in conjunction with class and production schedule. Will mash, ferment, and distill all products that will be used for Moonshine University activities. Ensure cleanliness of Grease Monkey Distillery and Moonshine University. Assist in product development for Moonshine University clients. Will aid in classroom set up and operations.

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Whisky Magazine Names Kentucky Peerless Craft Producer of the Year

February 6th, 2019

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company received Whisky Magazine’s Craft Producer of the Year Award on January 30. Whisky Magazine narrowed it down from over 900 nominations to 20 craft distilleries from all across the world.

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Clay Smith is in the house!

December 19th, 2018

Moonshine University is proud to welcome Clay Smith as their new Operations Manager. Clay has joined the Moon U team full time and we are excited to see the growth and new offerings that comes with this much experience, and beard, to the team.

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