Classes and Education
At McClintock Distilling our passion is spirits and we want to share our passion with you. It is our goal to help consumers and aspiring distillers learn more about spirits (more).
These courses are available for anyone with an interest in spirits. No background knowledge required and you will come out with a great understanding of different spirits. Courses last between 1-2 hours.
Gin Making 101: Botanicals and Flavors
Students will learn about the history and production process of making gin at the historic McClintock Distilling production facility. Afterwards students will get a chance to sample and smell individual botanicals and learn about taste profiles of different styles of gins. Finally, students will be able to make their own custom gin blend of botanicals to take home and make their own compound gin. All classes are booked through the Common Market.
A Dram Of Whiskey Knowledge Course (FCC)
Discover the history, process, and taste profile of whiskey. This course will take you from grain to distillation to aging. Learn about the processes that take place to produce this diverse and distinguished product. Enjoy a little history about whiskey, with an emphasis on Bourbon. We’ll teach you how to read a label and have a clear understanding of what is in the bottle. Explore the flavors present in whiskey by sampling different styles at a local shop. The last class will take place at a local distillery or tasting room. Students must provide own transportation to off-campus location. Must be 21 to register.
Full Immersion Courses
These courses are designed to give students a one-of-a-kind hands-on distilling experience. Courses include lectures but also will give students a first-hand look into the distilling process. These immersion courses are 1-2 days long.
This class focuses on all the basics of starting your own distillery. From forming a new company, to equipment selection to day-to-day operation, learn from the head distillers of McClintock Distilling and several other industry experts. Course will cover the production of several types of spirits and students will get a chance to see and work with a mash, fermentation and distillation in action.