SPIRITS INSTITUTE PUGET SOUND -  "Giving the nation a spirited education in craft distillation!"


 SINCE 2008, PROUDLY EDUCATING ASPIRING DISTILLERS!
ADI 2017 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER and EDUCATOR! 
 
SPIRITS  INSTITUTE  PUGET  SOUND

Wanting to become a craft distiller? 
Hoping to establish a craft distillery? 
Seeking employment at a craft distillery?

Registration has opened for the next session,
and the SIPS shortcourse is currently filling!

~ SIPS Class 22 ~
7 - 11 August 2017
CRAFT DISTILLATION: 
Art & Science, Commerce & Compliance


TO REGISTER, 
CLICK ON ANY SPIRITS GLASS:


Despite the offerings of other similar classes, accept no substitutes!

Spirits Institute Puget Sound, or SIPS, is a non-profit educational organization.  SIPS has unveiled an ever-expanding curriculum, additional presenters (including a federal alcohol inspector emeritus) and continuing guidance for aspiring craft distillers well after the week-long SIPS class concludes. 

{ NEW CONTENT! } 
  • Heating Choices
  • Sensory Evaluation 
  • Pumps, Hoses and Fittings 
  • Innovations in Spirits Maturation
  • In-depth immersion into the Figgins Reciprocator™, an improved method of batch distillation
  • The Figgins Mojo Filter™ in theory and in practice

Remaining ever-progressive as new content gets added to each session, the other exciting aspect of SIPS Class is its venue.  Previously held at community colleges with a distillery field-trip on Day 5, the new workshop places itself centrally within a distillery environment for the duration of the class, that is, all five days! 
 
The host facility for SIPS classes is XO Alambic, an artisan spirits producer that welcomes SIPS with their elegantly pro-portioned stillhouse and tasting room, providing SIPS with a generously appointed classroom.  Their 2000-litre Figgins Reciprocator™ still and highly popular location have created a real stir in craft distilling circles!  

2000L Figgins Reciprocator 
dual-pot-and-column hybrid still installed at XO Alambic




PHOTO COMING SOON!




dual-column hybrid still at SEA Spirits Distillery, former site of GrapeWorks Distilling and Woodinville Whisky.

dual-column hybrid still, as operated
by The Proof Prof, Rusty Figgins, at
Batch 206 Distillery, also in Seattle.
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