The Art + Science of Distilling

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ONLINE Whisk(e)y Workshop

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Participate in Moonshine University’s world-class curriculum in distilling from the comfort of your own home or office.



Thirsty to learn more about the wonders of whiskey? Well, get ready to master your craft from a distance. Become a whiskey connoisseur with this advanced two-session workshop led by Matt Strickland, Master Distiller at Distillerie Cote des Saints.

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Explore the history of whiskey,
  • Examine world whiskeys, their production processes, and standards of identity,
  • Study the individual grain and distillate components of various whiskey styles,
  • Discover best practices in malting, smoking, mashing, fermentation, and making cuts,
  • Gain insights into traditional and alternative aging,
  • Explore in depth the important chemical reactions that occur during maturation,
  • Discover how to manipulate variables to achieve desired flavors,
  • Examine best practices in warehouse design and blending operations,
  • Learn to guide an informative and engaging sensory evaluation.

This webinar takes place in two parts on August 6 through 7 from 1pm to 5pm (EST) with a 30-minute break during each session. Q&A is welcome throughout. The cost to attend is $350.

Webinar link to be provided with the confirmation email.



Whether you’re a seasoned distiller or newbie to the business, this class is for anyone who has or is planning to open and/or operate a distillery; non-traditional whisk(e)y makers; professionals working with spirits in the hospitality sector; or anyone else seeking to refine their knowledge of whisk(e)y.



Matt Strickland
Master Distiller, Distillerie Cote de Saints

Matt has worked in the Beer, Wine & Spirits industries since 2012. At Corsair Artisan Distillery, he functioned as Head of R&D in Nashville, Tennessee, before becoming Head Distiller at District Distilling Company in Washington DC. From there, Matt moved to Canada to be Head Distiller at Distillerie Cote de Saints while also offering services and consultation assistance through his business, DRAM.



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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