Cost: $2750 per person
This course will provide participants with fundamental knowledge in starting and operating distilleries. A number of presenters will explain topics such as distilling equipment, fermentation, flavor development, legal aspects, sales and marketing. This course is intended for distillers looking to improve their operations, those interested in learning advanced techniques and aspiring distillers with a basic knowledge interested in starting a craft distillery. Students will be divided into groups of five for case study work and the hands on training.
On the first day fundamentals will be reviewed to insure a basic common understanding of distilling and needs for startup distilleries. The second day will focus on legal and business requirements as well as introduce students to alcohol flavor development techniques. Day three will address advanced equipment considerations including data logging and automation. In addition, Sales and Marketing topics will be discussed. Day four will be spent working on equipment. On the last day, students will present their case studies and evaluate sensory samples of spirits.
Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Kothe Distilling Technologies.Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided for all days.