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Distillery Workshops

 

2-DAY INTRODUCTION TO DISTILLING COURSE AND WORKSHOP 

 

The 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

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

  • Infusion of vodkas and rums

Introduction to Distilling Day 2: Logistics

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

 

This workshop will be led by Mitch Abate, Head Distiller at Down Slope Distilling in Colorado and Dr. Kallie Stavros from Falls Church Distillers. 

Accommodations will be available at the Hilton Garden Inn - 706 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046

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Falls Church Distillers is a Federally recognized Veteran Owned Business
DUNS: 117508273 
SIC: 5182 
NAICS: 312140

442 S. Washington Street, Ste A |Falls Church, VA 22046 | 703.858.9186

OPEN: 
Monday - Tuesday Closed 

Wednesday 3-7pm for to-go cocktails, ABC store sales and retail

Thursday 3-10pm | Friday 3-11pm | Saturday 12-11pm | Sunday 12-9pm

Contact Us

Events, Entertainment, HR & General Inquiries           Info@FCDistillers.com

Spirit Sales, Pick up and Delivery                                Info@FCDistillers.com

Sanitizer Sales                                                             AimHighSales@FCDistillers.com

Contract Distillation

Wineries seeking distillate | Brand development | Commercial Private Label

Contact us at Sales@FCDistillers.com