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    New Courses Added To 2015 Moonshine University Calendar
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    Part of the bourbon boom of recent years has included a surge in distilleries across the country, including several craft distilleries in Kentucky.  Many don’t have the option to hire someone with distilling experience, so they have to start from the bottom.  That’s where Moonshine University comes in.  Their courses train would-be distillers in the entire distilling process, from grain to bottle.

    In addition to full Distiller’s courses, Moonshine University also hosts Distillers' workshops for a variety of different types of spirits, as well as Enthusiast workshops.  If you’re really into bourbon and you want to learn the entire process, you can go and take a 1 day course that teaches you the basics from grain to bottle.  You won’t be ready to start your own distillery after that, but you will have a greater understanding of bourbon.  Moonshine University also hosts the Stave and Thief society, which allows individuals to become Bourbon Certified.  Art Eatables and Westport Whiskey and Wine were among the first Stave and Thief Certified class.

    Classes and courses scheduled for the rest of the year are:

    Enthusiast Workshops ($395 to $795)

    June 29                Bourbon Making Workshop

    July 6                   Bourbon Certification Workshop for Stave & Thief Society

    Aug. 17-18           Interacting with History: Hands on Distilling and the History of Bourbon

    Aug. 21                 Bourbon Making Workshop

    Nov. 2                   Bourbon Certification Workshop for Stave & Thief Society

    Dec. 4                   Bourbon Making Workshop


    Distiller Workshops ($1,795 to $4,995)

    June 15-16          Rum Workshop

    July 27-28           Experimental Whiskey Workshop

    Aug. 3-4               Advanced Sensory Training: The Organoleptic Analysis of Distilled Spirits

    Aug. 31-Sep. 1     Gin Workshop

    Sept. 14-15          Route to Market Workshop

    Nov. 4-6               Distilling Operations 201

    Nov. 9-10            Absinthe Workshop


    Distiller Courses ($5,495 to $5,950)

    July 13-17            5-Day Distiller Course

    Oct. 5-9                5-Day Rum Course

    Oct. 19-23           5-Day Distiller Course

    Click here for Moonshine University

    Click here for Stave and Thief Society.

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    About Maggie Kimberl

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