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There are still a few more seats left for the Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop, December 8-13, 2014, at Heritage Distilling Co., Gig Harbor WA.


Instructors: Jordan Via, of Breckenridge Distillery

Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Co.

with Nancy Fraley, Sensory Analysis & Blending for

Craft Distillers

This hands-on class covers the fundamentals of grain-to-bottle whiskey

production and business concerns in starting a distilled spirits plant.

Participants will be able to smell and taste new make spirit

as it is being distilled. Topics covered in this class include mash

preparation, basics of fermentation and wash production, anatomy

of a still, mechanics of distillation (stripping & spirit runs),

“making the cuts,” barrel maturation, proofing, and bottling.

Sensory evaluation instruction includes traditional philosophies

and methods of blending whiskey, practical applications of

blending, selecting and balancing the proper components to

achieve a targeted flavor profile, and the impact of spirit and

wood on flavor.

Additional presentations for the start-up distiller include licensing,

still design, record keeping, package design, formula and

label approval, and marketing spirits.

Accommodations for five nights at The Inn at Gig Harbor. Your reservations will be

made & confirmed for you at time of registration.

Costs: $3,500 fee includes instruction, 5 nights in hotel, airport

shuttles, tastings and most meals.

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