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

The following workshops are add-ons to the ADI Conference, April 3-6, 2017, in Baltimore. Conference registration is required to register for these workshops.

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3-Day Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop

Basic Distillery Operation for the Start-up Distiller Thursday April 6 through Saturday April 8, 2017 Seacrets Distilling Co., 113 49th St., Ocean City, MD   Instructors: Jordan Via and Jordan Stielow of Breckenridge Distillery, and Donald Snyder of Whiskey Resources.    This hands-on class covers the fundamentals of grain-to-bottle whiskey production and business concerns in […] More »

2-DAY BLENDING & MATURATION WORKSHOP

THURSDAY, April 6 & FRIDAY April 7, 2017 Instructor: Nancy Fraley, Nosing Services This class will be a more in-depth version of the 1 day Blending class. Day 1 will be spent in the class room, but will go into more depth than the 1 day class as we examine the traditional philosophies and methods of blending whiskey […] More »

Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional Blending (1-day)

BMONDAY April 2, 2017 Instructor: Nancy Fraley, Nosing Services This class examines traditional philosophies and methods of blending whiskey and rum, and “cross-over” techniques in blending and borrowing from one tradition to the other to create something new. During the hands-on portion, we will cover the practical applications of blending, selecting and balancing the proper […] More »

Building and Fire Code Bootcamp (1-day)

MONDAY, April 3, 2017   Instructor: Scott Moore, President, Dalkita Construction An overview class on building out a commercial space for your distillery. We will discuss the design process, the building and fire codes, what you need to submit to your city/county, where/how to find who those people are, occupancy, building types, construction types, Maximum Allowable […] More »

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

Monday April 3 or Thursday April 6, 2017           McClintock Distilling, 35 South Carroll Street, Frederick MD   Instructor: Robert Cassell, New Liberty Distilling   9:30AM – 5PM (bus departs at 8:30 AM from the hotel) This workshop covers the basics of distilling rye whiskey from grain to glass. Subjects to […] More »

Hands-on Rum Distilling Workshop (1-day)

Monday, April, 3 or Thursday, April 6, 2017           Lost Ark Distilling, 9570 Berger Road, Columbia MD   Instructor: Eric Watson of AllBevCon   9:30AM – 5PM (bus departs at 8:30 AM from the hotel) This course will introduce participants to the different styles of rum created from sugar cane and […] More »

Hands-on Vodka Distilling Workshop

Monday April 3, or Thursday April 6, 2017               Dragon Distilling, 1341 Hughes Ford Rd., Frederick, MD   Instructor: Rusty Figgins, Owner of XO Alambic | Director & Lead Lecturer of Spirits Institute Puget Sound (Seattle, WA)   9:30AM – 5PM (bus departs at 8:30 AM from the hotel) This […] More »

Grain to Glass Gin Distilling Workshop (1-Day)

Monday April 3, 2017    New Columbia Distillers   Join international Gin Consultant David T Smith and John Uselton & Mike Lowe, makers of Greenhat Gin at New Columbia Distillers, for the ADI’s first Grain-to-Glass Gin Workshop.   This session will cover the theory and practice of fermentation and distillation of base spirit for gin, as well as the […] More »

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

Monday, April 3, 2017 MISCellaneous Distillery, 114 S Main St., Mt. Airy MD   Instructors: Jordan Via, and Jordan Stielow of Breckenridge Distillery   9:30AM – 5PM (bus departs at 8:30 AM from the hotel) This workshop covers the basics of distilling malt whiskey from grain to glass. Subjects to be covered will be making […] More »