Stave & Thief Society Bourbon Certification is a premier training and education program established to promote and uphold bourbon’s unique and distinguished culture. Our Executive Bourbon Steward Training provides an advanced level of certification through classroom training, hands-on bourbon distilling, and advanced sensory training. Learning outcomes are designed to give the Executive Bourbon Steward a real working knowledge of bourbon production, key components, aging science, and bourbon’s context throughout history. The one-day session is an intensive day in a fun, interactive learning environment where you will have the chance to have great discussions with bourbon enthusiasts of all levels. In addition to classroom presentations and sensory study in the laboratory, we will go into our distillery, adjacent to our classroom, and distill a batch of bourbon. You will also receive our exclusive sensory kit to hone your nosing abilities.