Our distilling classes are designed to provide a foundation to individuals wanting to learn about distilling and the craft industry. As operators of a “grain-to-the-glass” distillery, we are able to provide the complete experience for prospective distillers.
The 45th Parallel Distillery Distilling School now offers two day distilling classes. Classes are conducted in our fully functioning distillery. Your instructor is an experienced distiller and business owner.
Students are welcome to actively participate with or observe production of distilled spirits from a grain source. Open discussion and Q&A between students and the instructor is encouraged.
We understand you will not be able to absorb all the information and will have questions down the road, so written instruction will be provided and limited follow up consulting is included in the price.
In this comprehensive distilling course, our topics will include:
- Mashing & fermenting
- Distilling: pot and column
- Blending: water treatment
- Bottling & packaging
- Distillery: set-up & equipment
- Business planning: start-up and costs of goods sold
- Raw materials & disposal
- Government: gauging, reporting and permits
- Producing vodka, gin & whiskeys
Class Length & Schedule Information:
Classes are offered in 2 day packages:
The 2 day class is recommended to most students. We believe the money spent on the third day is often better spent on follow-up consulting or a follow-up visit.
The daily itinerary is available upon arrival. It is flexible to meet the needs of the students.
Classes start at 8:30 a.m. each day, and end at approximately 5:30 p.m.
What to Bring:
- Clothing that can get dirty
- Water-resistant shoes or boots
- Your camera
Class dates are flexible; call or email to set up your preferred date.
Class dates currently on the schedule:
- September 7th-8th, 2017
- October 26th-27th, 2017