Craft Distillation Fundamentals
What you'll learn
- For people interested in perhaps one day launching a craft distillery business, this Course provides valuable insight into the scientific fundamentals of craft alcohol Distillation.
- No specific requirements
For the entrepreneur interested in one day launching a craft distillery, this course helps the participant to understand the rather complex science behind the fractional distillation of alcohol. Starting with a look at the concepts of vapor pressure and boiling point, the participant will then be introduced to Raoult's Law and the notion of the azeotropic point. The concept of Heads, Hearts and Tails is then explored using a simple, but powerful, visual graphic. Lastly, this course concludes with a look at various brands of stills available to the craft distiller.
Who this course is for:
- Entrepreneurs interested in perhaps one day launching a craft distillery business.
Malcolm Bucholtz B.Sc., MBA has been making beer, wine and mead for over 30 years. In 2014, he completed the General Certificate in Distilling from the UK-based Institute for Brewing and Distilling (IBD) which propelled him headlong into the world of distilled spirits. Malcolm has gained a reputation in Canada for teaching in-person distillery courses to entrepreneurs interested in one day launching a craft distillery. He has also assisted numerous start-up craft distilleries with business plan development, recipe formulation, and contract distilling services. He is in the final stages of fulfilling the requirements for his M.Sc. in Brewing & Distilling from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, it is not currently possible to deliver in-person distillery courses. Malcolm has taken all the presentation content from his in-person training courses and re-formatted it for delivery on-line.