After researching numerous distilling courses in B.C., Canada and the Pacific Northwest, I can say with confidence the week-long BC Distilled course gives excellent value to anyone wanting to be part of this growing industry.
B.C. craft distillery pioneers Richard Klaus and James Lester lead by example our small group at Sons of Vancouver Distillery.
Other than some preparatory online work, the entire course is taught inside a working distillery, where we got coaching on equipment sizing, selection and care, pointers on process flow and distillery design, business planning and budgeting, and tips on new product development. Most of it was hands-on learning, from milling and mashing grain through making spirits cuts through filtering and bottling.
It gave a realistic sense of what to expect operating or working in a small- to medium-sized craft distillery.
I have no reservation about recommending the Distillery School course.
-- D. Bellaart