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If there were an Ivy League for spirits, this would be it. We’ve got the knowledge to take you to the next level.

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Meet Our Instructors

Our faculty - from the biggest distilleries in the world, the most successful craft brands, and other ancillary industries like engineering and law - have decades of experience for you to learn from.

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Colin

Director of Spirits Education, Moonshine University

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Clay

Distillery Operations Manager, Moonshine University

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Pete

Principal, Distillery Engineering, Barton Brands (Retired)

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Luis

COO & Cellar Master, Rum Central

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Mary

President, Williams Compliance

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Jeremy

VP of Operations, TSS Brands, LLC

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Caleb

Master Distiller, Eastern Light Distilling

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Molly

Co-Owner, Wellmann's Brands

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Chris

Co-Owner, Westport Whiskey & Wine

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Dr.

Chief Scientific Officer, Ferm Solutions

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Scott

Managing Director, Thoroughbred Spirits Group

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Andrew

Director of Spirit Research & Innovation, Independent Stave Company

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Matt

Portfolio Manager, Republic National Distributing Company

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Rob

Partner, Adams and Reese, LLP

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Robert

Principal, Lehrman Beverage Law

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Stephen

Director, Mountjoy Chilton Medley

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Elizabeth

Assistant Master Distiller, Brown Forman

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Larry

Director of US Sales, JC Ribeiro

Peter Whalen

Peter

President, Whalen Insurance

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David

Distillery Manager, Jeptha Creed Distillery

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193+ Distilleries Launched

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Over 324 Classes Taught

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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

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Flavorman

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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MoonshineUniversity

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

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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

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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

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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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