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The Ultimate Whiskey Workshop in Spokane, WA


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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?
Malted Grains
Equipment Considerations
Still construction
Still design
Fermentation vessels
Grain Selection
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
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



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