2020 Hands-On Whiskey Making Class Registration Now Open Tickets now on sale for New Deal Distillery’s 2020 Hands-On Whiskey Making Classes
Portland, OR: New Deal Distillery has released the schedule and online registration for the 2020 Hands-On Whiskey Making Classes. These popular classes are great for beginning distillers, spirit geeks, and whiskey aficionados alike. “Every aspect is covered: grain choice, enzyme and yeast usage, distillation technique, and how barrel-aging affects the final whiskey product,” said Karen Locke, owner at High-Proof Creative. “It’s a must-attend class for both distillery nerds and the mildly curious drinker.”
Each five-hour class has no more than 15 students and offers a hands-on introduction to fermentation, distillation, and barrel-aging of a small-batch whiskey. Students will collaborate with New Deal Distillery’s owner and distiller Tom Burkleaux and leave the class with a working knowledge of craft whiskey production. Attendees will assist with creating a whiskey mash, evaluating distillation cuts, and assessing samples at various stages of the barrel aging process.
“I came to this workshop knowing that I wanted to better understand the science and engineering of whiskey making,” said class attendee, Adam Johnston. “What I came away with was partly this, but also a much clearer sense of the artistry involved. I don’t think you can adequately describe this in a book, and I suspect that it’s for these reasons that so many crafts are taught through some kind of apprenticeship. Within the art and craft, there are decisions you can’t have a real feel for unless you’re there to be a part of that decision; and you can’t really get a sense for what’s important in these processes unless there’s a mentor.” (Adam Johnston, First Drafts)
2020 Hands-On Whiskey Making Class Schedule: Sunday, January 26, 2020, 10 am – 3 pm Sunday, March 1, 2020, 10 am – 3 pm Sunday, April 5, 2020, 10 am – 3 pm Sunday, May 3, 2020, 10 am – 3 pm Sunday, July 19, 2020, 10 am – 3 pm Sunday, August 16, 2020, 10 am – 3 pm
Classes are held at the distillery (900 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR, 97214) with morning coffee, mini cocktails, whiskey tastings and lunch provided. Cost is $250 per person. Must be 21+ to attend.
New Deal Distillery has been proudly crafting small-batch, award-winning spirits in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District since 2004. All of their spirits are made with natural, organic, and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Find New Deal in liquor stores and cocktail lounges near and far— or at their distillery and tasting room at 900 SE Salmon Street. Learn more about New Deal, explore great-tasting cocktail recipes and view their full line of award-winning craft spirits at www.newdealdistillery.com.