Because making whiskey isn’t as simple as it looks, Distilled Spirits Epicenter, an international distilling center located in downtown, offers Moonshine University, where visitors study the methods used to derive, hone and layer flavors, according to DSE’s website.
And because it is illegal to distill alcohol without a permit, the Season 3 opener of “Moonshiners” Nov. 5 had one star leaving to go “legit,” and two others traveling to Louisville to spend some time with the experts.
Josh and Bill, who hail from the Carolinas, spent a day soaking up advice from the knowledgable instructors at Moonshine U.
And you can, too. (Overalls optional.) The following upcoming classes are scheduled:
Nov. 18-19 — Two-Day Rum Workshop
Dec. 5 — Repeal Day Event
Jan. 10, 2014 — One-Day Moonshine Workshop
Jan. 20-24, 2014 — 5-Day Distiller Course
March 7, 2014 — One-Day Moonshine Workshop
Tickets for the Gin Enthusiast and Repeal Day events are $29, while the one-day workshops are $395.