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 starting a distilled spirits plant. Students will take part in mashing and distilling of both bourbon and rye whiskeys.

Participants will be able to smell and taste new make spirit as it is being distilled. Topics covered in this class include mash preparation, cooking corn, basics of fermentation and wash production, anatomy of a still, mechanics of distillation (stripping & spirit runs), sensory analysis of heads and tails cuts, barrel maturation, proofing & gauging, and bottling.

Additional presentations include your business plan, licensing a distillery, monthly compliance fundamentals, and cost analysis.

$2,000 fee includes:

– 3 days of hands-on distilling instruction at Seacrets Distilling Co, Ocean City MD

– Transportation from the Hyatt Inner Harbor to Seacrets Distilling on Thursday.

– Lunches

– Hotel Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

– Select shuttles will be arranged for return to Baltimore
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