Hands-on Distilling Workshops

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The Instructional Workshops are hands-on distilling workshops that address every step in producing, packaging, and marketing craft-distilled spirits. These workshops range from first-time introductions to master classes.

Upcoming Workshops

 

3-day Brandy Distilling Master Class

Saturday, March 24 through Monday, March 26, 2018           McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery, 4045 Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, Oregon   Instructor: Hubert Germain-Robin, Master Distiller and Blender This three-day advanced class offers a rare opportunity to study with Master Distiller & Master Blender Hubert Germain-Robin, International Consultant, creator of world-renowned Germain-Robin brandies […] More »

3-Day Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop

Saturday March 24 through Monday March 26, 2018             McMenamins Edgefield Distillery, 2126 Sw Halsey St., Troutdale, Oregon   Instructor: James Whelan, Head Distiller McMenamins Edgefield Distillery This hands-on class covers the fundamentals of grain-to-glass whiskey production and business concerns in starting a distilled spirits plant. Participants will be able to smell […] More »

Hands-on Vodka Distilling Workshop

Two Sessions: Monday, March 26 or Thursday, March 29, 2018 Trail Distillery, 21553 S Highway 213, Oregon City, Oregon   Instructor: Kris Berglund Ph.D. Michigan State University This course will introduce participants to the different styles of rum created from sugar cane and its derivatives, such as sugar cane syrup and molasses. Participants will be able to […] More »

Hands-on Rum Distilling Workshop (1-day)

Two Sessions: Monday, March 26, or Thursday, March 29, 2018 New Deal Distillery, 900 SE Salmon St., Portland, Oregon   Instructors: Eric Watson, President of AlBevCon, and Tom Burkleaux, Founder of New Deal Distillery This course will introduce participants to the different styles of rum created from sugar cane and its derivatives, such as sugar cane syrup and […] More »

Hands-on Gin Distilling Workshop (1-Day)

Two sessions: Sunday March 25, or Monday, March 26, 2018             Martin Ryan Distilling Co., 2304 NW Savier, Portland, Oregon   Instructors: David T Smith, International Gin Consultant, and Lauren Patz, Head Distiller of Spirits Works Distillery.     This session will cover the theory and practice of fermentation and distillation of base spirit […] More »

Hands-on Malt Whiskey Distilling Workshop (1-day)

Two Sessions: Monday, March 26, or Thursday, March 29, 2018              House Spirits Distillery, 65 SE Washington St., Portland, Oregon   Instructor: Andrew Tice, Head Distiller, House Spirits Distillery   9:00AM – 5PM (bus departs at 8:30 AM from the hotel) This workshop covers the basics of distilling malt whiskey from grain to […] More »