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Moonshine University

The Highest Proof Education

Moonshine University offers technical training and business management education for start-ups, industry professionals, and those looking for careers in the spirits industry.

Analytical Testing

Bourbon Certification


Custom Education

My Craft Distillery

Product Development

Sensory Evaluation

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Courses Overview

Our courses are crafted and instructed by distillery operators, distinguished industry leaders, and world-renowned master distillers. Learn from curators of the world’s most successful brands and experts from leading craft distilleries – the best of the best.

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6-Day Distiller Course


This fully immersive 6-day course exposes the realities of day-to-day distilling while also taking you through the journey of the craft – from laying the first brick to getting a finished bottle on the shelf. The material is designed and taught by 40+ master distillers, industry insiders, and renowned operators of some of the most legendary brands. It doesn’t get much better than this!

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Distilling Operations Course


Prepare to absorb two lifetimes of knowledge in three days! Master your craft with this one-of-a-kind course that is designed for those ready to take a deeper dive into all things distillery engineering and operations. From boiler to bottling, you’ll get a taste of it all!

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We've got the proof

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits logo3 Floyds Brewing logoAngels Envy logoBardstown Bourbon Company logoBelfour Spirits logoGolden Beaver Distillery logoGreen River Distilling logoLog Still logoLuca Mariano logoLux Row Distillers logoNew Glarus Brewing Co. logoOld Dominick Distillery logoPeerless logoRabbit Hole logoSagamore Spirit logoSt. Augustine Distillery logoSugarlands Distilling Company logoUncle Nearest logoWhiskey Thief Distilling Co. logoYou & Yours Distilling Co. logo

The proof you need

Attendee Testimonials

Caleb Kilburn at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

"I came in, was able to learn from the best in the industry, and many of them I continue to converse with and have a relationship with to this day"

Caleb Kilburn

Master Distiller, Eastern Light Distilling

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"Moonshine has been great for me. I've learned everything from the technical aspect all the way to resources throughout those different courses I’ve taken has been so exciting."

Isiah Washington

Assistant Distillery Manager, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

Learn The Business of Distilling One Sip at a Time.

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195 Distilleries Launched

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Over 325 Classes Taught

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Over 3,800+ Educated Attendees

The best of the best

Services Overview

For over a decade, Moonshine University has been committed to supporting the distilling industry with world-class educational resources and professional services. We have helped nearly 300 distilleries open around the world, and have been where many award-winning spirits got their start.

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Explore Our Beverage Campus


At its core, Flavorman provides turnkey solutions in product development, reformulation, analytical testing and small scale production, developing solutions for your beverage requirements.

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Moonshine University is the nation’s premier educational distillery and the exclusive provider for the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. Located in the heart of Bourbon Country, Louisville KY.

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Stave & ThiefSociety

Stave & Thief Society is the first bourbon certification program recognized by the bourbon industry and the only to be recognized by the Kentucky Distillers Association as its 'Official Bourbon Education Course.'

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Discovery Channel's Moonshiners Visit Moonshine University

Discovery Channel's Moonshiners Visit Moonshine University


Moonshiners Josh and Bill came to Louisville, Kentucky to learn how we do it at Moonshine University. They also came to sample flavored moonshine at Flavorman.

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The 10 Common Congeners For Spirit Sensory


Those that are familiar with the process of crafting distilled spirits may also be familiar with the 10 common congeners that are created during fermentation, and honed during the distillation run. Each congener has its own distinct personality, rendering unique tastes and aromas to the finished spirit.

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Choosing the Right Mill for Your Craft Distillery


So, you want to start distilling with freshly milled grain. Maybe you’re tired of paying top dollar for the pre-milled stuff from the malt distributor, and you’re ready to invest in the quality, efficiency, and bulk pricing that comes with milling your own whole grain. But where do you start?

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