Spirits and Distilling - International Diploma (2 weeks) (NEW DATE)

spirits distilling course diploma


Week 1 - Diploma in Spirits and Distilling


This Diploma in Distilling Course is an intensive spirits and distilling course spread over 2 weeks.  During this international Diploma in distilling you will look in depth at the flavours and history of the world of spirits and liqueurs.

Completion of this course will potentially give you 2 internationally recognised spirits and distilling qualifications with the world renown Wines Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD).  It will give you both the credibility and confidence to set up a craft distillery or work in the world of spirits and distilling.

We start the first 2 days of the course by looking in depth at the world of spirits and liqueurs tasting a range of distilled spirits looking at their origins and flavour characteristics on a 2 day Spirits & Liquers course leading to a Level 2 award from WSET.

We up skill you in the fascinating world of spirits and liquers so that you can talk knowledgeably about the world of craft spirits and how they can be combined with the skils of a mixoligist to produce outstanding cocktails.


Week 2 - Diploma in Spirits and Distilling


The second week of study looks in detail at the distilling process and how to set up your own craft distillery.

During the next 5 days of study on our Practical Commercial Distilling Course with our Master Distiller Jamie Baxter you will work through the syllabus of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) Foundation of Distilling course.  On the fifth day we drill down to explore the commercial elements and considerations of setting up your own distillery.

On the next element of this distilling course we focus on Gin looking in deth at the history and production of Gin as well as Gin recipe development.  As part of this process we go on to distill the recipe you have created as a small batch of gin for you to sample. As part of this finale there will be a Gin Distilling and Cocktail Masterclass looking at how you can create stunning gin cocktails and therefore how you maximise the value from your craft distilled spirits into retail in a bar.

The final day inolves a trip and distilling day shadowing a commercial distiller and distilling with a distiller looking at the commercial practices in a distillery along with working alongsdie them on their craft still on a full distillation of Gin including Health and Safety procedures and how the finished product is bottled and labelled.

The course ie led by and expert tutor craft distiller Jamie Baxter with the addition to a number of other expert speakers.

All course notes are provided by Brew-School 

Course times - 9.30-4.30

Join our discussion on Craft distilling set up


Dates Price Tutor Spaces  
22-04-2022 £1895 Various Yes
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Hartingtons Ltd
Hartingtons Ltd
1st Floor Rutland Mill, Rutland Mews,Coombs Road
Bakewell , DE45 1AQ United Kingdom
01629 888 586