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  • The only course like this in Australia. The course is completely online but we encourage people to do their own research by doing virtual tours in the current environment.

The course Planning your Successful Distillery Business’ will help people to plan and then start their own professional distilling business.

Built by four of Australia’s distilling and education specialists, the course is designed for anyone in Australia and is completely online.

Founders are

:Hobart based Anne Gigney – owner and Director of The Tasmanian Whisky Academy and founder of The Distillers Institute

:Troy Trewin, former CEO of Lark and successful business consultant and owner of www.growasmallbusiness.com

:Brett Steel, Founding Director and owner of Spirit Thief and former owner of Drink Tasmania

:Ian Thorn, (our technical brewer and distiller based on Melbourne). Ian is the Asia Pacific tutor for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, with roles as microbiologist, distiller, distiller manager and technical managers at various distilleries including Starward, Stroud and Gospel Distillers.

The course is designed for people who are thinking about a career change, or realising their dream of being a distiller, or moving from a small operation to a professional operation. The course covers aspects such as:

  • Providing an overview and in depth knowledge about distilling
  • Business planning including finances, people and training
  • Marketing a distilling business including creating and building a brand
  • Product planning including what to make and when
  • Setting up and determining scale
  • Navigating compliance and licences
  • Includes templates, case studies and downloads featuring many Tasmanian, Australian and overseas examples

More information at www.thedistillersinstitute.com