W2 - Grain Based Spirits Course (Whisk(e)y - Moonshine - Bourbon - Vodka)

R 1,900.00

R 1,900.00
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This  Practical Workshop will enable you to utilize any Grain as a Raw Material for either your final Product (in the case of a Whisk(e)y, Moonshine, or even Vodka Style Product) or for your base spirit (in the case of a classic or contemporary Gin).

PLEASE NOTE: The C1 - Introduction to Distilling Course, is a prerequisite for attendance to this course.

Course Contents

Whisk(e)y, Moonshine and Vodka Overview

  • Difference between Whisk(e)y, Moonshine and Vodka
  • A History of Whisk(e)y, Moonshine and Vodka
  • Regional Differences in Whisk(e)y - Scotland, Ireland, USA and South Africa
  • Whisk(e)y and Moonshine Methodology
  • Innovating with Whisk(e)y in South Africa

Unique Aspects of Starch Fermentations

  • Grain Bill and Milling
  • Starch Extraction, Conversion and Steeping
  • Malting and Enzyme Sources
  • Sterilization
  • Sparging

Whisky Distilling

  • Still Types Used for Whisky Production
  • Different Still Configurations in Commercial Distilleries
  • Using Multiple Stills in a Commercial Distillery
  • Stripping Runs vs Spirit Runs vs Rectifying Runs
  • Reflux Modes in Fractional Distillation

Spirit Enhancement in Whisk(e)y, Moonshine and Vodka

  • Techniques Relevant to Whisk(e)y, Moonshine and Vodka

Course fee includes: 

  • All consumables needed for the course practical 
  • The use of Distillique' s equipment 
  • A printed manual 
  • light lunch and refreshments 

Course Duration:

The course is scheduled from 8 am up to 3:30 pm. End times may vary 

If you attend from far and would like some accommodation, do contact the Three Olives Guest House. We can recommend them!

Bookings, Confirmation and Cancellations 

Please note that there are a limited number of seats available for this course. Your seat will only be reserved upon receipt of your payment. 

In the case that the minimum required seating is not filled within 14 days of the scheduled course date, Distillique will re-schedule the course to another date.

Distillique Classroom Training - Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Fees: Distillique will not assume any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, cancellation fees related to other services such as travel and accommodation incurred by the customer in connection with the course.

Photographic Consent: The customer agrees that any photos taken during the course may be used by Distillique for promotional and marketing purposes. If the customer prefers not to be included in photos, they should inform the course facilitator in advance.

Liability for Injuries: Distillique is not liable for any injuries that may occur on the premises during the training. Attendees are responsible for their own safety, and any injuries sustained are not the responsibility of Distillique.

Assumption of Risk: Attendance at this course and the application of knowledge acquired during the course are entirely at the attendee's own risk. Distillique assumes no liability for the use or misuse of the information provided.

By enrolling in Distillique's Classroom Training, the customer acknowledges and agrees to these terms and conditions.


If you are traveling from locations beyond Pretoria and are seeking accommodations for an overnight stay, we highly recommend the Three Olives Guest House which is located about 4km from our training facility.  For booking inquiries, kindly reach out to bookings@threeolives.co.za or contact Karin directly at karin@threeolives.co.za.

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Contact us: 

For more training-related information, contact training@distilllique.co.za 

Please Note:

Unfortunately, none of the online courses can be canceled after a voucher number or link has been emailed to you.


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