I thoroughly enjoyed the course and it has provided a solid foundation for future study and learning. Although you may initially think that it is quite expensive as the course continues you realise it is worth every penny (cent!). I would highly recommend the course even for those people who may not want to set up a distillery but want to learn more about whisky and make informed decisions with their future choices or investments.
The exposure to the whole process from spirit run to bottle. The information provided in the book was invaluable and will provide a great reference point – demystifying the ATO side was great – always a hurdle -filling in forms! The people involved in the course made it very enjoyable and knowing that they are there for future support is priceless. – Frances, Student from February 2020
The course was fun, informative, thorough and confidence building. I feel that it’s given me a good standing for starting my own distillery and has certainly demystified the ATO application (a major concern for me and once of the major reasons for coming on the course). It was probably one of the best 3 days I’ve spent and greatest value for money I’ve ever received. Mark was excellent and put up with all my questions. I enjoyed having the smaller group. – Samantha, Student from February 2019
I had an enjoyable experience doing the distillers course and found the material invaluable. It was well delivered and had the right level of instructional and practical content. The staff were wonderful and the ‘industry’ day visiting Knapp Lewer, Tas cooperage, last Rites and Belgrove distillery was excellent. Mr Nick was always engaging and a very good presenter.
The course has not only helped with getting an ATO manufactures licence, it also helped formalise the type of distillery and product I wish to produce. – Mr Wareing, Student from July 2019
My experience with the Distillery school was incredible. More than what I could have imagined or asked for. Mr Nick is a great teacher and a wealth of knowledge. His knowledge of the whisky industry is truly remarkable. And was comfortable asking him any questions I had. All the team at Old Kempton Distillery were friendly and welcoming. And would highly recommend the course to anyone. – Mark, Student from August 2019