Spend a week in a distillery


Sons of Vancouver is located in North Vancouver, BC and was founded in 2015. Since opening their doors, partners James and Richard have gained a reputation not only for making great products, but also for their openness and willing to share their knowledge in helping to build the industry. They offer a one-week, hands-on workshop with the goal of giving you the knowledge to run your own craft distillery. 


Monday morning starts with milling!

This isn't your typical classroom-based distilling course, where you sit and stare at presentations. You'll get hands on experience with:

  • Milling
  • Mashing grain
  • Brewing
  • Cleaning
  • Running the stills
  • Tasting spirits at different stages
  • Proofing final spirits
  • Labelling & bottles

Getting down to business.

We're not going to make you work the entire time. There is no classroom, but we'll have plenty of time to chat about:

  • Fundamental distilling concepts
  • Business planning
  • Budgeting
  • Licensing
  • Distillery operations
  • Approaches to branding
  • Sales and distribution
With the stills always running you’ll have the chance to get comfortable with your palate and the different stages of distillation. This is something you can’t get in a classroom.
— James Lester, Sons of Vancouver

New to it all?

Don't worry - you can join this course with zero knowledge. We'll sit down with you first thing Monday morning and get you up to speed on what it means to distill spirits. It's not that hard!

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Contact us to learn more and find out about our next course.