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  1. Hello everyone! Here's some exciting news from Distillery University: while our previous Workshops have covered the full spectrum of what it means to become a craft distiller, this Workshop focuses on one spirit only: the complex and intriguing Whiskey. Join us April 8-9, 2017 in Spokane, WA for this one-of-a-kind event. Here's a link to learn more. Director of Education Todd Buckley is well-known for the award-winning gin he made at the Belletown Distillery. In 2014, his hand-crafted spirit scored a 94 from the Beverage Tasting Institute, beating out such notable gins as Beefeater, Tanqueray and Bombay Sapphire. He'll be sharing his experiential secrets as well as his technical knowledge in this 2-day Workshop that is not to be missed. Here's a list of topics we'll cover: What are the different types of whiskey? Malt whiskies Grain whiskies Blended whiskies Cask strength Single cask American whiskey Bourbon whiskey Corn whiskey Malt whiskey Rye whiskey Wheat whiskey What makes great whiskey? Yeast Fermentation Mashing Malted Grains Equipment Considerations Still construction Still design Fermentation vessels Grain Selection Fermentation Distillation Aging and Blending Distillation practices for whiskey making Column still Pot Still Stripping Run Making Heads, Hearts, and Tails Cuts Filtration, Maturation & Blending Barrel types Warehousing Whiskey analysis Making sensory charts Common mistakes to avoid in making whiskey Students will have several out of class experiences to take advantage of, including: Sensory evaluations of 7 whiskies at Durkin’s Liquor Bar After hours drinks and networking at local watering holes Our camera crew will also be on-site to capture the entire Workshop on film. Later on, this footage will be edited together and posted online at DistilleryUniversity.com. All Workshop attendees will be given a free Lifetime Access pass (a $499 value!) to the site, so you'll be able to refer back to every part of the 2-day Workshop whenever you need to, as well as the 46 hours of current footage from other Workshops. All attendees will also be given a Certificate of Membership to Distillery University, suitable for framing. Space is limited, so sign up today. You'll find hotel information on our website (including discounts). Early registration discounts expire soon; don't miss out! April 8-9, 2017 in Spokane, WA. Click here to learn more. If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me personally by phone or email. Have a great day! Rockwell Rutter (509) 999-1244 rockwell@distilleryuniversity.com
  2. Hello everyone from Distillery University! We've been having a lot of success with our 3 and 5-day hands-on Workshops, so we've decided to double-down and start offering spirit-specific events, as well. Our first spirit Workshop is the Ultimate Gin Workshop, coming to Spokane, WA on January 14th and 15th, 2017. Students will learn everything there is to know about gin formulation, distillation, blending, etc. from award-winning distiller Todd Buckley. His gin was rated a 94 in 2014 by the Beverage Testing Institute, beating out big brands like Beefeater, Tanqueray and Bombay Sapphire (link). We'll also be covering botanical selection, and we'll have a collection of various botanical samples on hand to experience. These come courtesy of Morning Myst Botanics. We'll also be hearing from Paul Ziegman, owner and Master Distiller at Tinbender Craft Distillery. As someone who personally built every piece of equipment in his distillery, he'll be covering equipment construction, design, layout and other considerations. Later on in the evening we'll adjourn to a local watering hole for a gin-focused sensory experience and tasting event. We'll sample 7 different gins and Todd will walk us through the different essences and botanicals we can perceive. The next day will consist of a half-day back in the classroom, then a trip out to Palouse Pint malthouse. Master Maltster Joel Williamson will give us a tour and allow us to sample his various types of malt. All students will receive a free Lifetime membership to Distillery University, where you can learn from our existing 46 hours of video coursework, as well as the footage from all future Workshops. Early registration ends soon and space is limited, so get in while you can to reserve a space. Here's a link to learn more: http://bit.ly/2fzXUHF If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me personally by phone or email. Have a great day! Rockwell Rutter (509) 999-1244 rockwell@distilleryuniversity.com
  3. Hi Reiner, We'd love to have you join us at Distillery University. Our course content was filmed at two different 5-day hands-on Workshops, totaling just over 37 hours. There are also numerous spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations available for download. There's a promotion running right now that'll save you 25% at checkout. Just use promo code SUMMERPROJECT. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me by phone or email. Good luck! Rockwell Rutter rockwell@distilleryuniversity.com (509) 999-1244
  4. Hi everybody, I wanted to let everyone know about a new site we launched this week that you might find useful. It's a fully searchable, all-online resource directory for our industry called DistillersBook.com. We've got over 700 different listings from 48 different categories, and each listing has all the information you need. Companies are now coming to the site to claim their listing and to upload new photos, special offers, etc., so check back often for new content. If anyone has any questions regarding the site or how they can get involved don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks! Rockwell Rutter rockwell@distilleryuniversity.com (509) 999-1244
  5. Hi everybody, I wanted to let everyone know about a new site we launched this week that you might find useful. It's a fully searchable, all-online resource directory for our industry called DistillersBook.com. We've got over 700 different listings from 48 different categories, and each listing has all the information you need. Companies are now coming to the site to claim their listing and to upload new photos, special offers, etc., so check back often for new content. If anyone has any questions regarding the site or how they can get involved don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks! Rockwell Rutter rockwell@distilleryuniversity.com (509) 999-1244
  6. Hi everybody, I wanted to let everyone know about a new site we launched this week that you might find useful. It's a fully searchable, all-online resource directory for our industry called DistillersBook.com. We've got 696 different listings from every category you can think of, and each listing has all the information you need. Companies are now coming to the site to claim their listing and to upload new photos, special offers, etc., so check back often for new content. If anyone has any questions regarding the site or how they can get involved don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks! Rockwell Rutter rockwell@distilleryuniversity.com (509) 999-1244
  7. Hi everybody, I understand it can be tough getting out of town for a week, especially mid-summer. Kids are out of school, co-workers are taking vacations; there's a lot to consider. Since we began promoting the summer Workshop a few weeks ago, we've gotten an overwhelming number of responses asking for the event to be held in July instead of June. Couple that with the enormous number of events happening concurrently in Spokane and the subsequent shortage of hotel rooms, and we've decided to make a change. The new dates of the summer Ultimate Workshop are July 11th - July 15th, 2016. Hopefully this makes it easier for people to make their travel arrangements and join us. To make up for the inconvenience we may have caused, we're also extending the discounted Early Registration pricing through 6/11. Reserve your spot now and guarantee your place for the 5-day Workshop. (https://distilleryuniversity.com/hands-on-workshop/) If anyone has any questions or needs help finding a place to stay, please don't hesitate to contact me personally by phone or email. Email: rockwell@distilleryuniversity.com Phone: (509) 999-1244 Cheers! Rockwell Rutter
  8. Hi everyone! Rockwell Rutter from Distillery University here. I wanted to give everyone an update on our Hands-on Workshop coming June 20-24 in Spokane, WA. The March Workshop was an absolute success; we had folks come in from all 4 corners of the country to participate in the 5-day event and everyone left with a smile and new energy for their distillery project. In addition to the classwork and the actual hands-on learning at Tinbender Craft Distillery, we also organized a few after-hours events for people to enjoy. We toured Spokane Industries (tank manufacturer) and held several group dinners and tasting events at local bars and restaurants. There were also a few surprise gifts for everyone (that I won't reveal here), except for one. In addition to the recorded footage of the entire Workshop now available through their account on DistilleryUniversity.com, and the accompanying Powerpoint presentations, attendees were also gifted an EXTENSIVE Business Plan Formulation tool. This software tool will help them with forecasting, expense planning, batch costing, and a host of other business plan requirements as they move closer to starting their distilleries. Now that the Workshop is over, we're gearing up for the next one this June. The Early Registration discount ends on 5/22, so don't miss your chance to save $500. Every registration comes with a free Lifetime Access membership to the online content, so you'll have the benefit viewing the Workshop you attended, as well as the 37 hours of other content that's currently available. We'd love to have you join us next month. Here's a link to learn more: https://distilleryuniversity.com/hands-on-workshop/. And here's a link to a short (one-minute) video showcasing some of the actual hands-on learning: https://vimeo.com/163875286 Here's what a few attendees had to say: “I congratulate the team at Distilling University for the training workshop they have organized. The workshop included a good mix of seminar and on-site education, highlighted by our visit of an equipment manufacturer and local distillery. Furthermore, I made great friends and professional contacts in the group with which i am still keeping in touch. Thank you to Rockwell, Dan and Todd. Cheers!" - E. Garcia. "Thank you very much for an excellent week of learning. It was well worth the effort. The Workshop paid for itself before the first break on day one." - J. Calderon. "So much practical experience and knowledge. Learning facts is fun, but learning why they're important and how to use them is awesome." - A. Lyon Cheers! Rockwell Rutter rockwell@distilleryuniversity.com (509) 999-1244
  9. Hi guys, Rockwell here from Distillery University. I just wanted to let everyone know we're holding a brand-new 5-day Hands-on Workshop this March in Spokane, WA. Early registration discounts are valid until 2/21, so check out the site and see what you think. Our Workshop will give you actual hands-on experience, as we'll be heading over to Tinbender Craft Distillery where you'll have the chance to make your own mash and do a spirits run on a small pot still. You even get to take home what you make. There will also be various experts presenting on topics like legal compliance, distillery operations, equipment considerations, etc. The best part is, all attendees will automatically receive a Lifetime Access membership to DistilleryUniversity.com, so you can refer back to everything you learned at the Workshop, plus all the rest of the current and future content on the site. If anyone has any questions, you can reply to this thread or email me directly at rockwell@distilleryuniversity.com. Thanks! https://distilleryuniversity.com/hands-on-workshop/ Rockwell Rutter
  10. Hi all, I wanted to take this opportunity to let everyone know about the launch of Artisan Craft Distilling University, the only 100% online educational resource for people wanting to start their own distilleries. We've got over 22 hours of content that was filmed at an actual 5-day hands-on workshop, plus several interviews from actual distillers. Check it out if interested. Thanks! www.distilleryuniversity.com Rockwell Rutter