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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.

See upcoming live webinar dates and $5 on-demand offerings, here.

Looking for something a little more hands on? View our selection of in-person courses, here.


 

UPCOMING FREE WEBINARS

Yeast: Optimizing Your Fermentation for Flavor

When it comes to yeast, there is always more to know. In this webinar led by Wilderness Trail Distillery and Ferm Solutions’ Dr. Patrick Heist, attendees will get an advanced look into yeast’s role in fermentation and flavor. February 24, 2021, from noon to 1pm (EST), Free.

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Insuring Your Distillery & Product

You’ve got a million things to think about when it comes to launching a distillery—but insurance is not something you want to leave on the backburner! In this free webinar led by Roaring Fork Insurance’s Aaron Linden, attendees will get the chance to take the guesswork and worry out of the equation. March 12, from noon to 1pm (EST), Free.

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Mastering The Art of Secondary Maturation

One of the fastest-growing trends in spirits involves secondary maturation (or finishing). In this free webinar led by Independent Stave Company’s Andrew Wiehebrink, attendees will gain key insights into the complex and artful dance involved in creating a unique product with secondary maturation techniques. April 13, from noon to 1pm (EST), Free.

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Planning Your Distillery Build For Future Growth

There is no starter kit for launching a distillery because there is no one-size-fits-all solution for opening. In this free webinar led by C&I Engineering’s Amanda Barmore and Chad Jasgarszewski, attendees will receive a comprehensive look at what it takes to create a distillery. May 18, from noon to 1pm (EST), Free.

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How To Make A Buzz With Honey Spirits

While honey has long been a popular natural sweetener and ingredient for mead, its presence is growing in the spirits sector. In this free webinar led by The National Honey Board’s Keith Seiz, attendees will receive a closer look at honey and its applications for making stand-out spirits. June 9, from noon to 1pm (EST), Free.

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$5 ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

Re-Imagining the Middleman: Spirits Packaging

Before 2020, we designed packaging with the consumer front-of-mind and an unspoken reliance on the middlemen who’d most likely introduce us— the retailer, the bartender, the waiter. In this webinar led by Contagious UK’s Jason Dobson, attendees are invited to rethink the middleman through packaging. On-demand, $5.

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Benefits of Internal Audits: A Distillery How-To

Feel confident and ready for any unexpected visit from local and federal agencies. In this webinar led by Time & Tasks’ Donald Snyder, attendees will gain the knowledge and tools to master the stress of audits. On-demand, $5.

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Agave Spirits: It’s More Than Just Tequila and Mezcal!

Discover why agave spirits present such an exciting frontier. In this webinar led by Fortaleza Tequila’s Kobe Desmet, attendees will get a comprehensive introduction to the ins and outs of the different types of agave spirits on the market. On-demand, $5.

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An Introduction to Absinthe

Explore the world of botanical spirits with a deep dive into one of its most misunderstood gems. In this webinar led by Moonshine University’s Clay Smith, attendees will receive a comprehensive introduction to the ins and outs of absinthe. On-demand, $5.

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An Introduction to Gin Development

Using a broad palette of botanicals, craft distillers are creating unique expressions of gins that stand out on the shelf without needing to spend years in a barrel. In this webinar led by Moonshine University’s Clay Smith, attendees will get a comprehensive look at the art and science of gin production. On-demand, $5.

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What’s the Right Char for Your Whiskey?

The aging process is arguably the most impactful part of a spirit’s flavor development; but when you’re making a new product, years can be a long time to wait to see what kind of profile you’re going to be left with. In this webinar led by Independent Stave Company’s Andrew Wiehebrink, attendees will take the guesswork and worry out of the equation. On-demand, $5.

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Cask Science & Management for Distillers

Learn some of the secrets behind maturing the world’s greatest whiskeys with this deep dive into cask science and management. In this webinar led by Distillerie Cote des Saints’ Matt Strickland, attendees will get an advanced and comprehensive look into the maturation process. On-demand, $5.

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Filtration for Craft Distillers

One of the most overlooked steps in the process, filtration can make or break your finished product. Discover how to get it right. In this webinar led by Gusmer Enterprise’s Nathan Kreel, attendees will get a comprehensive look into filtration with a focus on craft operations. On-demand, $5.

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Spirits Distribution in a Socially Distanced World

In the wake of the current pandemic, the consumer landscape has shifted dramatically. As drinking habits in the US have changed almost overnight, the spirits industry is already finding ways to adjust. In this webinar led by Republic National Distributing Company’s Matt Baugher and Stacy Lauter, attendees will explore the impact on spirits distribution operations. On-demand, $5.

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Warehouse Management: Where’s My Whiskey?

The logistics and data entry of spirits warehouse management can seem tedious, but if you want to be able to find and profit from your whiskey, then you’ll need a streamlined system. In this webinar led by Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, attendees will be guided through the ins and outs of warehouse management. On-demand, $5.

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Enzyme Applications in Distilling

Every distiller cares deeply about their product, so wouldn’t it be nice to get more of it out of every batch? In this webinar led by DuPont’s Andrew Fratianni, attendees will have the chance to look under the veil of enzyme applications in distilling. On-demand, $5.

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How to Create a Distillery Destination

Gone are the days where a distillery is just a place of production – now it’s a destination. In this webinar led by Contagious UK’s Jason Dobson and Jason Milne, attendees will learn everything to consider when developing a visitor experience. On-demand, $5.

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Barrel Warehousing: What’s in the Marketplace?

It’s time to explore warehousing from a new lens. In this webinar led by KPFF Consulting Engineers’ Greg Buccola, attendees will get a comprehensive look at the warehousing from the perspective of a practicing structural engineer who knows distilled spirits. On-demand, $5.

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Managing Your Costs During A Pandemic

When the belts must tighten, it becomes even more crucial to be aware of exactly how much it takes to produce and what your true profit margins are.  In this webinar led by Time & Tasks’ Donald Snyder, attendees will get back to the basics of cost management. On-demand, $5.

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Opening A Distillery Post-Pandemic

It’s 2020 and you’ve decided you’re finally ready to follow your lifelong dream of launching a distillery. Then the unimaginable happens – a pandemic strikes. In this webinar led by Thoroughbred Spirits Group’s Scott Schiller, attendees will explore what it means to start a distillery in the world’s current climate. On-demand, $5.

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Looking for something a little more hands on? View our selection of in-person courses, here.

*last updated 2/22/21


 

ABOUT MOONSHINE UNIVERSITY

Founded in 2012, Moonshine University is the nation’s premier educational distillery. Our facility was created from the ground up to teach new distillers how to get started in the industry, and to teach professional team members how to elevate key aspects of their craft and boost sales. Combining classroom instruction with practical, hands-on learning and sensory training, Moonshine University attracts people from all over the world, ensuring every attendee leaves with a complete and comprehensive education and skill set applicable to a variety of spirits and industry related areas.

In 2013, The Kentucky Distillers’ Association made Moonshine University their exclusive education provider. With the support of some of the industry’s leading institutions and distilleries, you can be sure that taking a class at Moonshine University will be worth the investment.

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