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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.


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.


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.


Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2018

September 11th, 2018

Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the World and the home of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, which draws people from all over for a week of celebrating the storied history and art of distilling America’s native spirit. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival began in 1992 as a Bourbon tasting and dinner, and has grown tremendously over the past 27 years. Today, it is one of the Commonwealth’s leading community festivals, and is not only a celebration of Bourbon, but also the people and the community that have supported the industry for generations.



May 14th, 2018

Have you ever wanted to create your own bourbon? Gin? Rum? Spend a week as a distiller at Moonshine University, then keep what you make! My Craft Distillery is a week-long custom barrel program that allows you to call the shots and craft your own unique spirit. Create your own recipe for any spirit you want and pick your own barrel. Then ferment it, distill it, and barrel it!


How to start building a distillery

August 15th, 2017

Starting a distillery is a dream that more and more people share, but it’s not something you should take lightly or go into unprepared. There are many questions you need to ask and answers you need to know before you drop a wad of cash on a property and a bunch of equipment. Think if you were buying a house. There are certain things you want in a house and certain things you can live without. You’ve got to decide what you need and what you can afford, right?


Moonshine University’s BBQ & Bourbon Pairing

May 23rd, 2017

The air gets a little smokier in May as Americans fire up the grill for National Barbecue Month. For this summertime exercise, the team at Moonshine University, the epicenter of bourbon, looked at BBQ sauces from all over the U.S. and did a big taste testing to see which bourbons paired the best with each sauce. Let that stew in your work jealousy for a while. The Moonshine team tried each sauce with both pork and chicken and then narrowed down what bourbons to match to based off the initial tasting notes of the sauce. Here are Moonshine University’s top BBQ and bourbon pairings.


Wave 3 News: Moonshine University offers education in distilling

May 1st, 2017

There’s no shortage of distilleries opening up in WAVE Country, and around the country.  Some of the people behind these distilleries are getting their education in Louisville, at a place called Moonshine University.


Jobs in the Distilling Industry

November 18th, 2016

So you want to get into the distilling industry? Well, we’ve taken the liberty of breaking down what jobs are out there to choose from.  Whether you’re the face of the company working the more glamorous aspects of the job or you’re pouring your blood, sweat, and tears into making the actual spirit, you are part of the greatest industry out there. Distilling.


The Beverage Campus Ranked #67 in The Inner-City 100 by ICIC

September 20th, 2016

The Beverage Campus (Flavorman & Moonshine University) Financials and News | 100 Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses


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