Foundations of Distilling - 28 September 2017

From AUD $669.00
  • Duration: 12 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania
  • Product code: I2DSept17
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During the 1-2 day course students are welcomed to a behind the scenes look at the Tasmanian whisky industry and taken through the process from idea to market.

The course starts at Hobart's Hadleys Orient Hotel and visits Moo Brew Brewery and Sullivans Cove Distillery where students are taken through the whole process by the lead brewer and distiller at each location.

Students can expect to learn about the whole process - from raw ingredients, brewing the whisky wash, the distilling process through to casks and bottling, the difference between newmake, unaged and aged spirit and an insight into the business of whisky making.

The day's education, materials,  tasting, certificate, travel and catering are included in the price. It is an amazing intimate whisky learning experience and feedback from students has been that it is a wonderful day that provides a sound overview of the process. For those thinking of getting into the industry, our goal is that the course helps make this possible.

Attendees are asked to contact us with any special dietary requests.



8.30am - Overview and intro at Hadley's Orient Hotel, 34 Murray St, Hobart

11am - About the wort and fermentation at the Brewery

2pm - Distilling, maturation and tasting at Sullivans Cove Distillery

5pm - Return to Hobart

On the Friday after the course we usually head out to the Nonesuch Distillery for morning tea with distiller Rex to talk about gin making.  Rex is happy to show people through his operation which provides an insight how to create a successful small scale distillery.


We recommend students arrive to Tasmania on the Wednesday prior to the course and stay at least until late Friday afternoon. 

However, because Tassie is awesome and the state is loaded with whisky distilleries, bars and experiences, we'd love to see interstate visitors to the Academy to stay for longer than one or two days. If you'd like advice on when to come, where to visit and where to stay then give us a call. Check out our distillery map to see where else you might like to go.


Our partner Hadley's Orient Hotel is offering students a special rate on their lovely rooms, so if you are heading to Tasmania then contact us and we can pass their special Whisky Academy code to you.


Certificates are available and can be booked online or arranged by contacting Anne on 0419 431 280 or via email 


Because students enter both a brewery and distillery we require all participants to be 18 years of age or older. 

Bookings are set for the date you have booked but if you have to defer then please contact Anne to discuss.

Contact Details:

Call Anne on (+61) 0419431280 or email