Downslope Distilling Introductory Distilling Course // 2 Day Class
Downslope Distilling Introductory Distilling Course // 2 Day Class

Downslope Distilling Introductory Distilling Course // 2 Day Class

Regular price $600.00
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Location
Downslope Distilling Inc
6770 South Dawson Circle, #400
Centennial, Colorado 80112, US

Description
The two-day introductory course covers the beginnings of commercial distilling logistics from building codes to regulations through sales and distribution, which is followed by a hands-on workshop that covers commercial production from top to bottom.
                                          

                                                   

Introduction to Distilling Class Day 1: Distillation

  • Pre-Production
  • Water quality, water testing, and pH adjustments
  • Grain mashes and sugar washes
  • Enzymes, yeast, and infusions
  • Record keeping and data management
  • Malting vs. cereal mashing
  • Temperature and time management
  • Distillation Placement
  • Types of stills, columns, and infrastructure
  • Types of runs, stripping, and proof spirit
  • Making The Cuts, Heads, hearts, and tails
  • Whiskey, gin, rum, and vodka runs
  • Post-Production
  • Filtration of vodkas and rums

Distilling Class Day 2: Logistics

  • Commercial Logistics
  • Facilities selection, location, building, and fire codes
  • Regulatory jurisdictions and Federal/State licensing
  • Local rules, self-distribution rights, and tasting rooms
  • Marketing, Branding and Labeling
  • Developing a budget, pricing and promoting your spirits
  • Defining your market, reaching your market
  • On-premise and off-premise, promotions and product placement
  • Sales & Distribution
  • Supplier responsibility, distributor expectations
  • Distribution types, selection, forms, and channels
  • Contract, franchise, and control states
  • Infusion of vodkas and rum Introduction