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ENRICH-0678 – Spirits In-Person: Distilling in Colorado (ENRICH-0678_DIST)

A History of Distilling in Colorado

What’s cooler than knocking back some tasty spirits with friends? The answer: Impressing those friends with some exciting history of distilling! Here’s your chance to do both. Led by master distiller Stephen Gould, this two-hour course serves up not only a fascinating history of distilling from the 16th century to today but also a refreshing overview of the current distilling industry in Colorado. “The first distillers to come to what is now Colorado were likely apothecaries who came with early Spanish explorers in the 1500s,” says Gould, who’s also founder of the award-winning Golden Moon Distillery in Golden, Colorado. “So, Colorado has a longer distilling history than most of the U.S. In fact, it’s likely that people were distilling medicinal products in this region many years before the first English settlement in the Americas in 1607.” Gould adds that since that time, Colorado’s distilling history has been filled with a mix of explorers, settlers, miners, businessmen, bootleggers and moonshiners. Today, Colorado has one of the most dynamic distilling communities in the country with well over 100 distilleries and distillery-pubs. And we saved the best for last: This course, held at Golden Moon Distillery, includes a tour and a tasting (for those over 21) of locally produced whiskies and spirits. Time to wet your whistle!

One in-person session
Sat., Oct. 22, 2022, 2-4 pm MT

Stephen Gould is the founder and master distiller of Golden Moon Distillery. He provides consulting, prototyping services and training to distilleries around the world and is a board member of the Colorado Distillers Guild, the American Distilling Institute and the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 9Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $60


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Saturday22nd October 202222nd October 202202:00PM - 04:00PMN/AStephen Gould