Planning to distil

Foundations of Distilling

$719.00 AUD

To help those wishing to get into the business of distilling. Covering an overview of process, business and access to the industry.

  • Covering – Distillery business
  • Process from barley to bottle
  • Connection to industry
  • Award winning Sullivans Cove
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Distillery setup

Distillery business

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We’ve been building information to make available to people interested to start their own distillery business.

  • Course coming soon
  • Covering distillery setup
  • What gear do you need?
  • What will it cost?
  • Tools and templates
  • What to think about to get started
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For whisky gods


With IBD
12-16 March 2018

  • Certificate event for distillers
  • 5 days of technical content
  • Institute of Brewing & Distilling
  • Process & technical
  • Held in Tasmania
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For The Whisky Adventurer

Scottish Study Tour

9-16 June 2018

Based from Edinburgh. See behind the scenes. Trip for 7 days, 10 distillery businesses, special distillery entry, hosted at Special Events and tastings. $4490 (see inclusions below). Host: whisky guru Alan Barclay. Limited spots available.
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For aspiring distillers

Foundations of Distilling

During the 1 1/2 day course, students are welcomed to a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the whisky industry, the business basics of setting up a distillery and taken through malt, mashing, fermenting, distilling and preparing for market.

The course starts at Hobart’s Hadley’s Orient Hotel and travels to Moo Brew Brewery and Sullivans Cove Distillery where students are taken through the process by the lead brewer and distiller before a final tasting session. Essential for anyone thinking of getting into the industry or researching what’s needed to set up.

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Whisky business

Online course

The Distillery business course will help people who are starting out in distilleries to navigate their way through some of those tricky questions about what to do where to go, how to do it, where to find supplies, and all the decisions along the way.

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lunch at training
IBD Distilling certificate training event
Whisky Professional

General Certificate Event

The event is a 5-day technical event open to anyone who is currently distilling or has an interest in learning more about the technical aspects of distilling.The course supports IBD’s General Certificate of Distilling curriculum, and will be useful for distillers who wish to use the course to improve their technical knowledge or for those wishing to go on and complete the General Certificate of Distilling.

  • 5-days of technical and distillery business course material
  • Printed course presentation materials
  • Access to IBD’s Alan Barclay, presenter
  • Transport to and from remote venues
  • Catering throughout the event
  • A drink with the Distiller at Sullivans Cove Distillery
  • A drink with the Distiller at Nant Estate Distillery
  • Business and aroma presentations
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Kingsbarns distillery
Whisky Adventurer

Scottish Study Tour

Run over 7 days on 9-16 June 2018, it will take in some of Scotland’s finest distilleries, sights and countryside in the Speyside and Aberdeen regions. This special group will be escorted around the distilleries and be provided insights into the Scottish distilling scene with Alan giving background and context for guests.

We’ve arranged some special whisky lunches and dinners including Lunch at the Gleneagles hotel, a visit to St Andrews – home of Scotland’s best known golf course – and finish our week back in Edinburgh with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society for a special dinner.

Cost is A$4490 per person and includes:

  • An amazing week-long experience behind the scenes
  •  7 night’s accommodation (4 star equivalent)
  • Coach transport for all days
  • Distillery entry and special tour costs
  • Special lunch at The Blue Room, Gleneagles Hotel
  • Speyside Dinner event
  • Scotch Malt Whisky Society dinner
  • Selected special tastings
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