A short course designed for boutique distillers

Are you interested in producing high quality beverage spirits? Are you already in, or planning to join, the spirit industry?

This 5-day intensive course takes a practical and industry oriented approach to provide an introduction to distillation theory and practice – before diving deeper into gin and whisky production.

You will gain an overview of the fundamentals of the distillation process and production of different spirits from an understanding of how various raw materials are transformed into these spirits.

The course will enable you to engage in a pot still distillation run and guided spirit tasting, participate in a gin masterclass and a have a full day visit to a boutique distillery to gain insight into the entire process for whisky production.

Industry experts will feature prominently to impart their knowledge of distillation and the production of spirits, with a focus on gin, whisky, rum and vodka.

The course will be offered here at the Waite Campus and will be delivered through a combination of face to face theory and practical instruction by highly regarded experts from the University of Adelaide, guest presenters and industry professionals.

This course will run from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September 2017 and is open now for enrolment. Register by 19th August for early bird fees.

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