distilling classes and distillation classes

Distilling Classes and Distilling Workshops

Downslope Distilling and Mile Hi Distilling have partnered up to bring you the best distilling classes available for small startup micro distilleries or just learn more about the fascinating art of a distilling and a alcohol distillery business. If you are thinking that a distillery is the business you want to get into then take a look at these distilling classes. For the money you wont go wrong. Two days packed full of the information you will want prior to starting up a distillery. From costs to produce a bottle to profit expectations. Equipment needed to start, TTB requirements, building requirements, etc. Take a look at the course structure below.
Downslope Distilling is the only credited licensed micro distillery providing distillation classes in Colorado. This fun filled course is hands on working with a licensed distillery learning everything about a distillery.  Our distillation classes will help you sharpen your skills for distilling.
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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 including TTB requirements.

Introduction to Distilling Class Day 1: Distillation

  • Pre-Production
  • Water quality, water testing, and pH adjustments
  • Grain mashes and sugar washes
  • Enzymes, yeast, and infusions
  • Record keeping and data management
  • Malting vs. cereal mashing
  • Temperature and time management
  • Distillation Placement
  • Types of stills, columns, and infrastructure
  • Types of runs, stripping, and proof spirit
  • Making The Cuts, Heads, hearts, and tails
  • Whiskey, gin, rum, and vodka runs
  • Post-Production
  • Filtration of vodkas and rums

Distilling Class Day 2: Logistics

  • Commercial Logistics
  • Facilities selection, location, building, and fire codes
  • Regulatory jurisdictions and Federal/State licensing
  • Local rules, self-distribution rights, and tasting rooms
  • Marketing, Branding and Labeling
  • Developing a budget, pricing and promoting your spirits
  • Defining your market, reaching your market
  • On-premise and off-premise, promotions and product placement
  • Sales & Distribution
  • Supplier responsibility, distributor expectations
  • Distribution types, selection, forms, and channels
  • Contract, franchise, and control states
  • Infusion of vodkas and rum Introduction

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