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Downslope Distilling brings you the best classes available for small startup micro distilleries or just learn the fascinating art of distilling.
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.
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 Types of stills, columns, and infrastructure Types of runs, stripping, and proof Heads, hearts, and tails Whiskey, gin, rum, and vodka runs Post-Production Filtration of vodkas and rums
Commercial Logistics Facilities selection, building, and fire codes Regulatory jurisdictions and Federal/State licensing Local rules, self-distribution rights, and tasting rooms Marketing 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
Refund Policy: Due to the cost of having the class and the materials that we provide, we are unable to give refunds for any reason. We will however let you take 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.
Workshop will be held at:
Downslope Distilling Inc.
6770 South Dawson Cr., Ste 400
Centennial CO 80112
Current Class Dates: April 16-17 and May 14-15, 2016
Classes are held every month
Cost of the two day workshop is: $525.00 includes all class materials
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-478-0228 for further info and update of class schedule