Start Your Craft Distilling Career at our Saturday Seminar

Coming to the Hotel Monaco in Downtown Seattle, WA
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Get Started on your New Career!

After this Seminar, you’ll have the confidence you need to start your own craft distillery.

For Beginner and Intermediate Students

Join us for a very intensive, content-packed day of instruction and Q&A. Bring your questions!

Lifetime Access to Courses & Content

Attendees will also receive a free Lifetime Access membership to, meaning you’ll be able to rewatch this Seminar as well as all future Seminars and Workshops from anywhere, anytime!

Expert Instructors

This Seminar is taught by real-world experts, ensuring you get the most valuable knowledge available.

Meet Our Presenter

Todd Buckley

Todd Buckley

Director of Education

Trading in silicon chips for copper stills, Todd Buckley is a technologist turned distiller. He has worked at Intel and Microsoft and has been instrumental in producing award-winning gin and vodka. He is the founder of Destiny Spirits and Lecturer in Social Media and consultant within the spirits industry.

Todd is well-known for the award-winning gin he made at the Bellewood Distillery. In 2014, his hand-crafted spirit scored a 94 from the Beverage Tasting Institute, beating out such notable gins as Beefeater, Tanqueray and Bombay Sapphire. He’ll be sharing his experiential secrets as well as his technical knowledge in this single day Seminar that is not to be missed.


Industry expert Todd Buckley covers:

    • Welcome to the Beverage Alcohol Industry
      • History of Distilling in America
      • Regulation Highlights to Distill in the US
      • The Competitive Landscape of Spirits in the US
    • Introduction to Biology: Fermentation
      • Grains, Fruits and Yeast
      • Yeast Strains
    • Introduction to Chemistry: Alcohol
      • Ethanol, Methanol, Isopropanol
      • Organic Acids
      • Ethylene and Ethyl Ether
      • Esters
      • Filtration
    • Vodka distillation
      • Properly Using a Hydrometer
      • Substrate Choices
      • Achieving 190 proof
      • Filtration
      • Proofing
      • Bottling
    • Brandy Distillation
      • Fruit Choices
      • Achieving 160 proof
      • Filtration
      • Proofing
      • Bottling
    • Botanicals Blending for Gin
      • Botanical Choices
      • Maceration, Decoction and Infusion
      • Filtration
      • Proofing
      • Bottling
    • Brewing Skill for Whiskey Distillation and Aging
      • Substrate Choices
      • Fermentation
      • Distillation Techniques
      • Aging
      • Filtration
      • Proofing
      • Bottling
    • Introduction to Physics: Distillation
    • Heating, Reflux and Condensation
    • Still Design
    • Weight, Volume and Temperature
9:00 am – Overview and History of Distilling

10:00 am – Fermentation

11:00 am – Distillation

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Equipment

2:00 pm  – Biology & Chemistry

3:00 pm – Legal Considerations

4:00 pm – After the Still: Filtration, Aging, Barreling & Bottling

5:00 pm – Sales & Marketing / Packaging


7:00 to TBD – Networking Event at craft cocktail bar

Early Registration Discount

Register early and receive the discounted rate of $599. After the discount closes, registration increases to $749.


Just call (509) 999-1244 or email We’ll be happy to provide you with any information you need.

Bringing a friend?

Email us at to receive 20% off a second seat at the Seminar!

The Seminar will be held at the Hotel Monaco in Downtown Seattle. Their address is 1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.

We have also secured a discount code if you choose to stay there; just use 786870901 during your reservation.

Proudly display your dedication to your distilling education with an official certificate of membership from Distillery University. At the conclusion of the workshop, every attendee receives a certificate to put on the wall of their future distillery.