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Grim
Don't know if there's any Whisk(e)y fans in the crowd, but if you're in the San Francisco area, Bill Owen's putting this on…

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Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop
5 weeks left, 4 spaces still open

Stillwater Distillery, December 6 - 11, 2009 Petaluma, California

Learn how-to "mash" and make whiskey. Taste Bourbon, Whiskey & Moonshine. Visit Distilleries & Wineries. For more information call Bill Owens (510) 886-7418 and/or visit www.distilling.com

Bus Service: From San Francisco Airport, walk out to the center island.
Sonoma County Airport Express http://www.airportexpressinc.com/schedule_sfo.html
Busses leave SFO at 9 a.m., 10, 11, 12:30 p.m., 2, 3:30 & 5

Schedule

Sunday 2:00 PM Check-in: Metro Hotel (508 Petaluma Blvd S. Petaluma, CA 94952, (707) 773-4900)
12/6/09 4:00 PM Reception / Mash-in Demonstration: Barley & Rye to Make Whiskey
5:00 PM Bourbon Tasting with Andrew Faulkner, ADI
6:00 PM BBQ at Stillwater Spirits

Monday 7:00 AM Coffee at Stillwater Spirits
12/7/09 9:00 AM Bill Owens, ADI, Mashing In
10:30 AM Bus to St. George Spirits/Hangar One Distillery, Alameda, CA
11:30 AM Lunch and Tour St. George Spirits/Hangar One
2:00 PM Ferry to San Francisco
3:00 PM Tour Anchor Distilling Co.
6:30 PM Whiskey Tasting at Elixer (3200 16th St) and Alembic (1725 Haight St)
8:00 PM Bus Returns to Petaluma

Tuesday 7:00 AM Coffee at Stillwater Spirits
12/8/09 8:30 AM Attorney Lynne Carmichael, Hinman & Carmichael, Licensing Your Distillery
10:30 AM Bus to Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant, Novato
11:30 AM Denise Jones, Brewmaster at Moylan's Brewery, on Whiskey Wash Production
12:00 PM Lunch at Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant
2:00 PM Bus to Cahill Winery, Sebastopol
2:30 PM Tour Cahill Winery, Barrel Charring Demonstration, Whiskey Tasting & BBQ
7:00 PM Bus Returns to Petaluma

Wednesday 7:00 AM Coffee at Stillwater Spirits
12/9/09 9:00 AM Jordan Via, Stillwater, PowerPoint, Whiskey Pot and Column Distillation
11:00 AM Jay Skovbjerg, Anton Paar, on Density Measurements
12:00 PM Lunch at Stillwater Spirits
1:00 PM John Zanini, Owens-Illinois, Custom Glass
2:00 PM Students Distill Whiskey Wash (sidebar: Labeling & COLA Process)
3:00 PM Students Distill Whiskey Wash (sidebar: Maturation)
4:00 PM Mike Nicholson, TCW / Complete Winemaker, Equipment & Supplies
5:00 PM Absinthe Tasting by Peter Schaf, Absintheur
6:30 PM Catered Dinner at Stillwater

Thursday 7:00 AM Poached Eggs Breakfast with Coffee at Stillwater Spirits
12/10/09 9:00 AM Jordan Via, Stillwater, Stripping & Spirits Distillation
10:00 AM Students Distill Whiskey Wash (sidebar: Distilling Recordkeeping)
11:30 AM Lunch at Stillwater Spirits
1:00 PM Speaker TBA
2:00 PM Students Distill Whiskey Wash (sidebar: Proofing)
3:00 PM Students Distill Whiskey Wash
5:00 PM Moonshine Tasting with Andrew Faulkner
6:00 PM Dinner at Turkish Restaurant

Friday 7:00 AM Coffee at Stillwater Spirits
12/11/09 8:30 AM Jordan Via, Stillwater, Distill Fermented Wash into Moonshine (Unaged Whiskey)
9:00 AM Students Distill Whiskey Wash
11:00 PM Lunch
12:00 PM Airport Shuttles
Shabba53
If I lived anywhere even remotely close, I'd be there. That sounds like a blast!

I'm a total Whisk(e)y buff. Love the stuff.
Donnie Darko
I've been to Petaluma, nice little town. Unfortunately I don't live there so no Whiskey educating for my damn self.
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