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Gin, Absinthe, & Amari: Botanical Spirits Workshop

INSTRUCTORS: Moonshine University instructors

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Register by June 17, 2019 for 3 nights at the Brown Hotel included with tuition.
Check-in date: 7/7/19, check-out date: 7/10/19


COURSE OVERVIEW

Botanical spirits are experiencing a booming renaissance. Using a broad palette of botanicals and styles, craft distillers are creating unique expressions that not only stand out on the shelf, but don’t have to spend years in a barrel to do so.

Join us for this three-day advanced workshop focusing on botanically-based spirits. Explore the history, production methods, and distillation processes of gins, absinthes, and amaros while you learn about mash bills, maceration, and filtration.

STRUCTURE

DAY ONE

Botanical Basics

  • Styles
  • TTB Designations
  • Production Methods

Botanical Evaluations

  • Individual Botanicals
  • Relational Segmentation
  • Individual Botanical Distillates

Absinthe Practicum

  • Absinthe Styles
  • Material Handling
  • Production Methods
  • Botanical Mashbill Calculation
  • Botanical Maceration

Amaro Practicum

  • Amaro Styles
  • Material Handling
  • Production Methods
  • Botanical Mashbill Calculations
  • Botanical Maceration

DAY TWO

Botanical History

  • Predecessor Spirits
  • Social History
  • Legal Troubles
  • Evolution of Styles
  • New Directions

Gin Practicum

  • Gin Styles
  • Material Handling
  • Production Methods
  • Botanical Mashbill Calculations
  • Benchtop Distillations
  • Distillate Evaluations

DAY THREE

Gin Production Scale Up

  • Scale Up Calculations
  • Botanical Preparations
  • Charging Still
  • Distillation
  • Distillate Evaluation

Absinthe Finishing

  • Benchtop Distillation
  • Distillate Evaluation
  • Filtration
  • Finish Evaluation

Amaro Finishing

  • Benchtop Distillation
  • Distillate Evaluation
  • Filtration
  • Finish Evaluation

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