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Professional Distilling Courses

For enthusiasts, professionals, and those looking to enter the distilling industry.

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6-Day Distiller Course

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6-Day Distiller Course


Designed and taught by 40+ distillery operators, industry insiders, and world-renowned master distillers, this hands-on, 6-day course exposes attendees to the realities of day-to-day distilling operations—from laying the first brick to getting a finished product on the shelf.

Whisk(e)y Workshop

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Whisk(e)y Workshop


Become a whiskey connoisseur with this two-day intermediate workshop examining everything whiskey. Explore a wide variety of classifications, production, and maturation styles, complemented by plenty of opportunities for sensory and hands-on activities in the distillery.

Route to Market Workshop

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Route to Market Workshop


Fermentation Workshop

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Fermentation Workshop


Fermentation is the conversion of sugars into alcohol. This two-day course shows students how to perfect that process, covering a variety of key fermentation considerations and best practices—from the microbiology of yeast to how variables affect the flavors of your spirits.

Distilling Operations Course

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Distilling Operations Course


Prepare to absorb two lifetimes of knowledge in a fraction of the time. Master your craft with this one-of-a-kind, three-day advanced course designed for distillers ready to take a deeper dive into distillery engineering and operations, from boiler to bottling.

Botanical Spirits Workshop

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Botanical Spirits Workshop


Using a broad palette of materials and styles, this hands-on, three-day advanced workshop will focus on the art of producing botanical spirits like gin, absinthe, and amaro. Learn to craft products that stand out on the shelf without needing to spend years in a barrel.

Barrel Aging Workshop

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Barrel Aging Workshop


For distillers, aging alcohol to get the flavor and consistency you desire can take decades of trial and error. Skip the frustration and expense with this two-day experience, created in partnership with the experts at Independent Stave Company.

5-Day Rum Course

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5-Day Rum Course


Moonshine University has joined forces with The Rum University to offer the most comprehensive rum training in the world. Designed for both existing and future rum distillers and brand owners, this 5-day course provides attendees with a practical, hands-on education on all things rum.

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Nosing for Faults Workshop

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Nosing for Faults Workshop


Master the skills required to take your products to the next level of consistency and quality. By the end of this two-day workshop, you’ll have the know-how to confidently sniff out problems in your own distillery, troubleshoot causes, and implement solutions.

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Bourbon Making Workshop

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Bourbon Making Workshop


Fall in love with Kentucky’s signature spirit in this day-long workshop, which combines classroom instruction with hands-on distilling. Gain insights on bourbon’s relationship to other world whiskeys as you explore its production, history, and sensory characteristics.

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Live & On-Demand Webinars

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Live & On-Demand Webinars


Now you can participate in Moonshine University's world-class curriculum from the comfort of your home or office. Our top-rated webinars are designed to connect you with the experts as they share insights on topics from every facet of the distilled spirits industry.

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