Distilling Classes and Workshops

Distilling Classes and Workshops


Downslope Distilling and Mile Hi Distilling as partnered up to bring you the best distilling classes available for small startup micro distilleries or just learn the fascinating art of distilling.

Downslope Distilling is the only credited licensed micro distillery classes in Colorado. This fun filled course is hands on working with a licensed distillery learning the tricks of the trade.

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Two-day introductory course covers the beginnings of commercial distilling logistics from building codes to regulations through sales and distribution, which is followed by a hands-on workshop that covers commercial production from top to bottom.

Introduction to Distilling Day 1: Distillation                                          Distilling Day 2: Logistics

Pre-Production                                                                                                        Commercial Logistics

Water quality, water testing, and pH adjustments                                                      Facilities selection, building, and fire codes

Grain mashes and sugar washes                                                                              Regulatory jurisdictions and Federal/State licensing

Enzymes, yeast, and infusions                                                                                 Local rules, self-distribution rights, and tasting rooms

Record keeping and data management                                                                     Marketing

Malting vs. cereal mashing                                                                                      Developing a budget, pricing and promoting your spirits

Temperature and time management                                                                        Defining your market, reaching your market

Distillation                                                                                                             On-premise and off-premise, promotions and product placement

Types of stills, columns, and infrastructure                                                               Sales & Distribution

Types of runs, stripping, and proof                                                                          Supplier responsibility, distributor expectations

Heads, hearts, and tails                                                                                         Distribution types, selection, forms, and channels

Whiskey, gin, rum, and vodka runs                                                                         Contract, franchise, and control states

Post-Production                                                                                                    Infusion of vodkas and rum Introduction

Filtration of vodkas and rums

Downslope Distilling Refund Policy: Due to the cost of having the class and the materials that we provide, we are unable to give refunds. You can reschedule the class at a later date as long as it’s within one year of the purchase date and notice is given at least 7 days prior to the original class date. Thank you for your understanding

Workshop will be held at: Downslope Distilling Inc., 6770 South Dawson Cr., Ste 400, Centennial CO 80112

Please email:mitchabate@aim.com or call 303-478-0228 for further info

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