On Friday, Oct. 18, Moonshine University at Distilled Spirits Epicenter will offer a full day Moonshine Enthusiast class that will explore the infamous spirit, from its history in the hills to its modern, legal incarnation. The hands-on workshop includes a cooking and fermentation demonstration, participation in the distilling process and a sensory evaluation. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. The class takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $395 per person. Moonshine University is located at 801 S. 8th St. To register, call (502) 301-8126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the day, attendees will learn about key terms used in making moonshine; the different types of stills; and the production process. Participants will not only enjoy a lesson on the history of moonshine culture, but will also get hands-on experience in the cooking/fermentation and distillation processes in the Grease Monkey Distillery. The nuances of corn shine, sugar shine and mixed grain liquors will be revealed through a sensory evaluation, and participants will also learn the difference between wild fermentation and pitched fermentation.