Matt Strickland currently heads up operations at Distillerie Côte des Saints, a farm distillery and malting house in Mirabel, QC, Canada. Matt has a masters in science from Oregon State University where he studied Oenology and Viticulture. He is a faculty member at Moonshine University (where he teaches their whiskey production course) and Siebel Institute (distillation theory and environmental practices). Matt is also the only American distiller to sit on the Board of Examiners for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in the UK. He has a wife and two daughters. Subsequently, he has been told that purple is his favorite color and unicorns are apparently awesome.
The Voice of Craft Distilling
Our mission is to promote and defend the art and enterprise of craft distilling. Through our programs of economic development, academic research, and education we generate greater public awareness and appreciation for the quality and variety of craft spirits and we bring benefits to the larger society in which we live.