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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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December 2021
$500.00

Stave and Thief

December 10 @ 9:00 am5:30 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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$500.00

Stave and Thief

December 13 @ 9:00 am5:30 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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January 2022
$500.00

Stave and Thief

January 14, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

January 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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

January 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pmJanuary 28, 2022 @ 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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February 2022
$1495.00

AGE-UCATION: BARREL AGING WORKSHOP

February 7, 2022 @ 9:00 amFebruary 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

For distillers, aging alcohol to get the flavor and consistency you desire can take decades of trial and error, which can be both frustrating and expensive. But we’re here to change all of that with our Age-ucation Workshop, featuring 30 experimental barrels and 9 hands-on experiments that will let you taste the effects of variables like entry proof, toast and char profiles, wood species, bottle soaks, and more. Students also receive valuable insights on whiskey maturation, barrel performance, and alternative…

Find out more »
$2750.00

GIN, ABSINTHE, & AMARI: BOTANICAL SPIRITS WORKSHOP

February 21, 2022 @ 9:00 amFebruary 23, 2022 @ 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.

Find out more »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

February 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

February 28, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
March 2022
$500.00

Stave and Thief

March 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

March 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$2495.00

SENSORY FOR DISTILLERS WORKSHOP

March 10, 2022 @ 9:00 amMarch 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Master the skills required to take your products to the next level of consistency and quality. By the end of this two-day workshop, you’ll have the know-how to confidently sniff out problems and opportunities in your own distillery, blend great spirits, and troubleshoot and solve quality issues.

Find out more »
$3995.00

Distillery Operations

March 14, 2022 @ 9:00 amMarch 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Prepare to absorb two lifetimes of knowledge in a fraction of the time. Master your craft with this one-of-a-kind, three-day advanced course designed for distillers ready to take a deeper dive into distillery engineering and operations. Tap into over 70 years of combined operations experience as the best mentors in the business lead you through the nuances of the entire production process, from boiler to bottling. Attendees will get to test their knowledge at our on-campus distillery, covering everything from…

Find out more »
$1495.00

FERMENTATION WORKSHOP

March 17, 2022 @ 9:00 amMarch 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Fermentation is the conversion of sugars into alcohol. In the spirits business, alcohol is synonymous with money, which means the success of your finished product will rely on the efficiency of your fermentation process. This course shows students how to perfect that process, covering a variety of key fermentation considerations and best practices. In this course, we’ll explore everything from the microbiology and cultivation of yeast, to the stages of its life cycle, paying special attention to how different variables…

Find out more »
$6250.00

6-DAY DISTILLER COURSE

March 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pmApril 1, 2022 @ 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 »
April 2022
$1495.00

WHISK(E)Y WORKSHOP

April 4, 2022 @ 9:00 amApril 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Become a whiskey connoisseur with this two-day intermediate workshop examining everything whiskey! We’ll cover a wide variety of classifications – including Irish, Scotch, Canadian, American, and even new craft whiskeys made from non-traditional grains – detailing the individual distillate components and production processes for each, standards of identity, and relationship to other whiskeys. Students will also receive an in-depth understanding of whiskey production, including malting, smoking, mashing, fermenting, traditional and alternative aging techniques, and making cuts. Hands-on, small-scale product development…

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$1995.00

BRANDY WORKSHOP

April 7, 2022 @ 9:00 amApril 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Learn about all aspects of the brandy making process, including equipment selection, raw material selection, sourcing, processing, fermentation, and distillation.  A wide array of aging and maturation techniques are covered. Proper sensory analysis techniques as well as in-depth discussions about the world’s various brandy traditions and techniques will give students the tools necessary to best approach making a world-class brandy distillate.

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$500.00

Stave and Thief

April 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
May 2022
$500.00

Stave and Thief

May 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

May 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$6250.00

6-DAY DISTILLER COURSE

May 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pmMay 27, 2022 @ 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 »
June 2022
$500.00

Stave and Thief

June 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

June 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$2495.00

SENSORY FOR DISTILLERS WORKSHOP

June 27, 2022 @ 9:00 amJune 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Master the skills required to take your products to the next level of consistency and quality. By the end of this two-day workshop, you’ll have the know-how to confidently sniff out problems and opportunities in your own distillery, blend great spirits, and troubleshoot and solve quality issues.

Find out more »
July 2022
$500.00

Stave and Thief

July 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

July 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$6250.00

6-DAY DISTILLER COURSE

July 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pmJuly 29, 2022 @ 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 2022
$500.00

Stave and Thief

August 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

August 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$2750.00

GIN, ABSINTHE, & AMARI: BOTANICAL SPIRITS WORKSHOP

August 22, 2022 @ 9:00 amAugust 24, 2022 @ 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.

Find out more »
$1195.00

ROUTE TO MARKET WORKSHOP

August 29, 2022 @ 9:00 amAugust 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

You’ve got whiskey, now what? For small entrepreneurs in any industry, getting into the marketplace has always been a challenge. Stiff competition, dynamic pricing, global giants, and product saturation are only some of the hurdles set for the small craft distiller. The good news is that we’re in 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 in so many corners of the world. Even…

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September 2022
$1495.00

AGE-UCATION: BARREL AGING WORKSHOP

September 12, 2022 @ 9:00 amSeptember 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

For distillers, aging alcohol to get the flavor and consistency you desire can take decades of trial and error, which can be both frustrating and expensive. But we’re here to change all of that with our Age-ucation Workshop, featuring 30 experimental barrels and 9 hands-on experiments that will let you taste the effects of variables like entry proof, toast and char profiles, wood species, bottle soaks, and more. Students also receive valuable insights on whiskey maturation, barrel performance, and alternative…

Find out more »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

September 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

September 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
October 2022
$6250.00

6-DAY DISTILLER COURSE

October 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pmOctober 14, 2022 @ 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 »
$3995.00

Distillery Operations

October 24, 2022 @ 9:00 amOctober 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Prepare to absorb two lifetimes of knowledge in a fraction of the time. Master your craft with this one-of-a-kind, three-day advanced course designed for distillers ready to take a deeper dive into distillery engineering and operations. Tap into over 70 years of combined operations experience as the best mentors in the business lead you through the nuances of the entire production process, from boiler to bottling. Attendees will get to test their knowledge at our on-campus distillery, covering everything from…

Find out more »
$1495.00

WHISK(E)Y WORKSHOP

October 27, 2022 @ 9:00 amOctober 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Become a whiskey connoisseur with this two-day intermediate workshop examining everything whiskey! We’ll cover a wide variety of classifications – including Irish, Scotch, Canadian, American, and even new craft whiskeys made from non-traditional grains – detailing the individual distillate components and production processes for each, standards of identity, and relationship to other whiskeys. Students will also receive an in-depth understanding of whiskey production, including malting, smoking, mashing, fermenting, traditional and alternative aging techniques, and making cuts. Hands-on, small-scale product development…

Find out more »
$1495.00

FERMENTATION WORKSHOP

October 31, 2022 @ 9:00 amNovember 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Fermentation is the conversion of sugars into alcohol. In the spirits business, alcohol is synonymous with money, which means the success of your finished product will rely on the efficiency of your fermentation process. This course shows students how to perfect that process, covering a variety of key fermentation considerations and best practices. In this course, we’ll explore everything from the microbiology and cultivation of yeast, to the stages of its life cycle, paying special attention to how different variables…

Find out more »
November 2022
$500.00

Stave and Thief

November 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

November 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
December 2022
$500.00

Stave and Thief

December 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
$500.00

Stave and Thief

December 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am5:30 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 »
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