2017 Distilling School

Downslope Distilling in Centennial, Colorado

Scott Moore, M. Arch, from Dalkita Construction will be teaching the portion of Downslope Distillery’s School dealing with facility site selection, compliance with various codes and general tips to get a distillery up and running with the blessing of BOTH the building department and the fire department of the local jurisdiction.

“The different codes conflict with each other and local jurisdictions tend to be either too conservative or too liberal when evaluating a distillery in their community. The result is either a facility that is much more expensive than it needs to be or unsafe for the workers and the surrounding community. Either of those options is ultimately bad for everyone in the community, including the distiller,” said Mr. Moore.

Distillery School classes will be held on September 16-17th, October 14-15th, November 11-12th and December 9-10th. More dates will be added as they become available. The two-day, in-depth, hands-on workshop covers: raw materials through finished product, distillation on pot and column stills, sensory training, facilities, and business issues for those interested in commercial operations.

The two-day classes start at 9:00 AM Mountain Time and cover: Distilling Vodka, Rum and Whiskey, Mashing, Gauging, Blending, Spirit Ageing and other topics. Visit Downslope Distilling’s website for more information.

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