BOURBON WHISKEY WORKSHOP

ALEMBICS IS TEAMING UP WITH SPARKS BREWING
TO BRING YOU OUR GRAIN TO GLASS MASTERCLASS.

We will take you through the process of selecting, milling, mashing and
fermenting grains and on to the next step – distillation and barrelling.

The Auckland Botanic Gardens
Sat 1 st Feb 2020: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Sun 2 nd Feb 2020: 10.30am – 3.00pm
$ 545pp


Overview

Day One

− Grains as a source of fermentable sugar
− How to select and where to source your grain
− All about the malting process
− How to grind and gelatinize your grains
− How to mash malted grains

− Yeast, bacteria and how they work
− How to select and where to source your yeast
− How to setup and complete a strong fermentation
− How to prepare perfect spirit wash

Day Two

− Safety briefing and general good practice
− Types of Stills & how to use them
− Alcohol basics, boiling points and chemical composition
− Distillation of Low Wines
− Distillation of Final Spirit
− How to make cuts, removing foreshots and separating hearts
− Making your final blend

− Types of wood to use & where to source
− How to prepare your own wood for aging
− Toasting
− Charring
− What flavors are created through this process
− How long to age for
− Time, oak and what it does over months and years





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