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Moonshine University

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801 S 8th St
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
(502) 301-8139https://moonshineuniversity.com

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January 2020
$6250.00

6-DAY DISTILLER COURSE

January 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pmJanuary 24, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Over 30 industry experts are brought together under one roof to provide an intensive, practical, hands-on learning experience that combines technical training and business management education for start-ups, industry professionals, and those looking for careers in the distilling industry. This course, designed and taught by distillery operators, industry insiders, and world-renowned master distillers, exposes attendees to the realities of the day-to-day operations from laying the first brick to getting finished product on the shelves. The technical aspects of distillate production…

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$500.00

Stave and Thief

January 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

Our Executive Spirit Steward Programs offer a day of hands-on learning in our Louisville, KY classroom and adjacent distillery, a complimentary Spirit Steward Sensory Training Kit, a membership pin, and of course a challenge coin.

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February 2020
$500.00

Stave and Thief

February 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

Our Executive Spirit Steward Programs offer a day of hands-on learning in our Louisville, KY classroom and adjacent distillery, a complimentary Spirit Steward Sensory Training Kit, a membership pin, and of course a challenge coin.

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March 2020
$5495.00

5-Day Rum Course

March 2, 2020 @ 9:00 amMarch 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The 5-Day Rum course will guide attendees through the financial, marketing, production, aging, and blending of rum, so each person can leave with a complete understanding of how rums can fit into the economic landscape. The course will offer a great combination of theory and practice, making it the ideal learning tool for anyone whose livelihood will depend on their ability to properly produce and commercialize excellent rums.

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$5145.00

Distillery Operations 201

March 9, 2020 @ 9:00 amMarch 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

You asked for it, and we’ve delivered: Three days in the distillery with Pete and Randy. This three-day advanced course is for distillers who understand the basics and are looking for in-depth instruction on day-to-day craft-distillery operations. Led by two industry veterans with over 50 years of combined operations experience, attendees will examine the entire production process from start to finish. Equipment selection, maintenance and troubleshooting, best practices for distillate production, product development and evaluation techniques, post-distillation processing, blending and…

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$1995.00

Fermentation Workshop

March 12, 2020 @ 9:00 amMarch 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Moonshine University is proud to present this class in conjunction with Wilderness Trail Distillery and Ferm Solutions. Hands on learning experiences: • Observation of the three stages of the yeast cycle (respiration, fermentation, sedimentation) • Pitch their own fermentation to observe later during the course • Observing and lab specs on a known fermentation started previous to course • Yeast counting, viability and budding observations •Troubleshooting/diagnosing known contaminated fermentations

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$500.00

Stave and Thief

March 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

Our Executive Spirit Steward Programs offer a day of hands-on learning in our Louisville, KY classroom and adjacent distillery, a complimentary Spirit Steward Sensory Training Kit, a membership pin, and of course a challenge coin.

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April 2020
$6250.00

6-DAY DISTILLER COURSE

April 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pmApril 24, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Over 30 industry experts are brought together under one roof to provide an intensive, practical, hands-on learning experience that combines technical training and business management education for start-ups, industry professionals, and those looking for careers in the distilling industry. This course, designed and taught by distillery operators, industry insiders, and world-renowned master distillers, exposes attendees to the realities of the day-to-day operations from laying the first brick to getting finished product on the shelves. The technical aspects of distillate production…

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May 2020
$2495.00

Nosing for Faults

May 4, 2020 @ 9:00 amMay 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Master the skills to take your products to the next level of consistency and quality. This two-day course thoroughly examines the use of sensory analysis methods in distillate production, product development, and quality control. Both days will contain a theoretical as well as a practical component whereby participants will take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in a lab setting.

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$2495.00

Age-ucation

May 7, 2020 @ 9:00 amMay 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Over the last few years, the number one request from our students has been a workshop about oak, aging, and warehousing. And now we have it! We’ve partnered with our friends at Independent Stave Company to put together a class that gives every attendee access to a library of samples and information that you won’t find anywhere else. Entry proof • Toast profiles • Char profiles • Species of wood • Bottle soaks • GC data. Explore all of these aging…

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$500.00

Stave and Thief

May 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

Our Executive Spirit Steward Programs offer a day of hands-on learning in our Louisville, KY classroom and adjacent distillery, a complimentary Spirit Steward Sensory Training Kit, a membership pin, and of course a challenge coin.

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June 2020
$5145.00

Distillery Operations 201

June 1, 2020 @ 9:00 amJune 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

You asked for it, and we’ve delivered: Three days in the distillery with Pete and Randy. This three-day advanced course is for distillers who understand the basics and are looking for in-depth instruction on day-to-day craft-distillery operations. Led by two industry veterans with over 50 years of combined operations experience, attendees will examine the entire production process from start to finish. Equipment selection, maintenance and troubleshooting, best practices for distillate production, product development and evaluation techniques, post-distillation processing, blending and…

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$1995.00

Whisk(e)y Workshop

June 4, 2020 @ 9:00 amJune 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This two-day intermediate course examines a selection of whisk(e)y classifications including Irish, Scotch, Canadian, American whiskeys, and new craft whiskies that feature non-traditional grains. For each category, instruction includes thorough analysis of the individual components of the distillate and production process, standards of identity, and the product’s relationship to other whiskeys. Instruction is designed to provide an in-depth understanding and practice of whisk(e)y production, including malting, smoking, mashing, fermenting, and making cuts. Small-scale product development with table-top distillation allows participants…

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$500.00

Stave and Thief

June 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

Our Executive Spirit Steward Programs offer a day of hands-on learning in our Louisville, KY classroom and adjacent distillery, a complimentary Spirit Steward Sensory Training Kit, a membership pin, and of course a challenge coin.

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July 2020
$3495.00

GIN, ABSINTHE, & AMARI: BOTANICAL SPIRITS WORKSHOP

July 6, 2020 @ 9:00 amJuly 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

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.

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$500.00

Stave and Thief

July 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am

Our Executive Spirit Steward Programs offer a day of hands-on learning in our Louisville, KY classroom and adjacent distillery, a complimentary Spirit Steward Sensory Training Kit, a membership pin, and of course a challenge coin.

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$6250.00

6-DAY DISTILLER COURSE

July 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pmJuly 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Over 30 industry experts are brought together under one roof to provide an intensive, practical, hands-on learning experience that combines technical training and business management education for start-ups, industry professionals, and those looking for careers in the distilling industry. This course, designed and taught by distillery operators, industry insiders, and world-renowned master distillers, exposes attendees to the realities of the day-to-day operations from laying the first brick to getting finished product on the shelves. The technical aspects of distillate production…

Find out more »
August 2020
$500.00

Stave and Thief

August 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

Our Executive Spirit Steward Programs offer a day of hands-on learning in our Louisville, KY classroom and adjacent distillery, a complimentary Spirit Steward Sensory Training Kit, a membership pin, and of course a challenge coin.

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$1895.00

ROUTE TO MARKET: I’VE GOT WHISKEY… NOW WHAT? WORKSHOP

August 24, 2020 @ 9:00 amAugust 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Getting to the marketplace has always been a challenge for the small entrepreneur in any industry.  Stiff competition, dynamic pricing, global giants and product saturation are only some of the hurdles that are set for the small craft distiller in 2018.  But the good news is this: this is the golden age of whiskey and spirits, at no other time in America’s history has there been so much demand for so many products from so many corners of the world. …

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October 2020
$500.00

Stave and Thief

October 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

Our Executive Spirit Steward Programs offer a day of hands-on learning in our Louisville, KY classroom and adjacent distillery, a complimentary Spirit Steward Sensory Training Kit, a membership pin, and of course a challenge coin.

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$6250.00

6-DAY DISTILLER COURSE

October 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pmOctober 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Over 30 industry experts are brought together under one roof to provide an intensive, practical, hands-on learning experience that combines technical training and business management education for start-ups, industry professionals, and those looking for careers in the distilling industry. This course, designed and taught by distillery operators, industry insiders, and world-renowned master distillers, exposes attendees to the realities of the day-to-day operations from laying the first brick to getting finished product on the shelves. The technical aspects of distillate production…

Find out more »
November 2020
$500.00

Stave and Thief

November 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

Our Executive Spirit Steward Programs offer a day of hands-on learning in our Louisville, KY classroom and adjacent distillery, a complimentary Spirit Steward Sensory Training Kit, a membership pin, and of course a challenge coin.

Find out more »
$5145.00

Distillery Operations 201

November 9, 2020 @ 9:00 amNovember 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

You asked for it, and we’ve delivered: Three days in the distillery with Pete and Randy. This three-day advanced course is for distillers who understand the basics and are looking for in-depth instruction on day-to-day craft-distillery operations. Led by two industry veterans with over 50 years of combined operations experience, attendees will examine the entire production process from start to finish. Equipment selection, maintenance and troubleshooting, best practices for distillate production, product development and evaluation techniques, post-distillation processing, blending and…

Find out more »
$1995.00

Whisk(e)y Workshop

November 12, 2020 @ 9:00 amNovember 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This two-day intermediate course examines a selection of whisk(e)y classifications including Irish, Scotch, Canadian, American whiskeys, and new craft whiskies that feature non-traditional grains. For each category, instruction includes thorough analysis of the individual components of the distillate and production process, standards of identity, and the product’s relationship to other whiskeys. Instruction is designed to provide an in-depth understanding and practice of whisk(e)y production, including malting, smoking, mashing, fermenting, and making cuts. Small-scale product development with table-top distillation allows participants…

Find out more »
December 2020
$500.00

Stave and Thief

December 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

Our Executive Spirit Steward Programs offer a day of hands-on learning in our Louisville, KY classroom and adjacent distillery, a complimentary Spirit Steward Sensory Training Kit, a membership pin, and of course a challenge coin.

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