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Barrel Aging Workshop

$1,495.00

For distillers, aging alcohol to get the flavor and consistency you desire can take decades of trial and error. Skip the frustration and expense with this two-day workshop, crafted in partnership with the experts at Independent Stave Company. Learn all about the different wood types, char levels, and staves that go into creating a perfect home for your spirits to age!

Analytical Testing

Bourbon Certification

Consulting

Custom Education

My Craft Distillery

Product Development

Sensory Evaluation

Who This Class Is For

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Newbies to the Industry & Enthusiasts

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Distillery Owners and Operators

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Production Team Members & Warehouse Managers

Barrel Aging Workshop

Course Overview

For distillers, aging alcohol to get the flavor and consistency you desire can take decades of trial and error, which can be both frustrating and expensive. But we’re here to change all of that with our Age-ucation Workshop, featuring 30 experimental barrels and 9 hands-on experiments that will let you taste the effects of variables like entry proof, toast and char profiles, wood species, bottle soaks, and more. Students also receive valuable insights on whiskey maturation, barrel performance, and alternative barrel construction.

In addition to spending time with experts on warehouse management and flavor mapping, students will also receive GC data for all factors covered in the course, providing a valuable resource to pair with your newfound knowledge of aging and maturation.

By the time you complete this class you’ll have a much clearer understanding of how you’ll want to approach aging your spirits, which makes this an investment that will not only save you time, but potentially tens of thousands of dollars.

What You'll Learn

In addition to gaining valuable insights on whiskey maturation, barrel performance, and alternative barrel construction, we’ll take an in-depth look at:

  • Warehousing
  • Logistics
  • Flavor development
  • Product consistency
  • Entry proof
  • Toast & char profiles
  • Bottle soaks
  • Wood species
  • Gas chromatography

What's Included

This class is limited to 20 students to ensure a hands-on learning experience for all. Tuition includes all class materials; breakfast, lunch, and refreshments; and transportation between our contracted hotel and our campus.

**Early Bird Registration covers your stay at our contracted hotel from the night before Day 1 to the last day of class. The Early Bird deadline is 3 weeks before the first day of class.

High Proof Education

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32 Aging Experiments Discussed

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10 Wood Varieties Examined

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