IBD Distillers Masterclass in Hobart

THURSDAY, 21 September 2023 - FRIDAY, 22 September 2023

By the APAC Section


THURSDAY, 21 September 2023 -

FRIDAY, 22 September 2023

The Old Woolstore Hotel 

1 Macquarie St #35 Hobart

TAS 7000 Australia

This Asia Pacific Distilling Masterclass event provides professional development and technical knowledge essential to excel in your distilling career.

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling, in partnership with the Tasmanian Whisky Academy, is pleased to bring you this Distilling Masterclass event which provides a mix of components from the IBD General Certificate in Distilling designed to build your technical knowledge, preview the General Certificate and give you insight into industry best practice.

Running over a two days in Hobart Tasmania, the event will feature technical elements including distilling technology, chemistry and equipment, expert speakers and insights on business and safety.

The Programme

Running over a compact two days, the event will feature technical elements including distilling technology, chemistry and equipment, expert speakers and insights on business.

Day 1 - Thursday, 21 Sept. 2023   Day 2 - Friday, 22 Sept. 2023


Post distillation control of flavour

Chemistry and why it’s important

Cleaning In Place (CIP) and maintenance

Raw ingredients overview

White spirits and dark spirit considerations in a distillery

Distillation - technology

Getting the business side right

Distillation process – technical

IBD qualifications information

Quality management and why it’s important

Brewery tour and brew considerations for distillers

Distillery tour - White Label

Deep South Brewery drinks and nibbles

Distillery Tour and drink - Overeem Whisky


Who's it for?

This event is ideal for distillers looking for technical professional development, for those interested to gain an understanding of how IBD qualifications contribute to industry success and for those considering doing the General Certificate. It is designed for people in the industry at all levels of their technical education.

The event is organised by Anne Gigney on behalf of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling and the technical tutor will be Ian Thorn, IBD Asia-Pacific’s technical distilling trainer

What is Included in your IBD Masterclass Ticket?

The ticket price includes the course delivery, materials, and catering over the two days and drinks at the hosting businesses. It will be a great event for both technical development and networking.

Note: Tickets for the Thursday evening drinks at Overeem and post brewery beer dinner are built into your ticket price. Please ensure that you schedule to attend both events as we've found this is where the best networking takes place.

Special rates are available for accommodation at the Woolstore.

Further information about The Old Woolstore and our room types can be found on our website The Old Woolstore are offering a 10% discount* off our nightly rate to attendees of The Distillers Institute.

To make your reservation, enter the promotion code ‘DISTILL’ on our website follow this link The Distillers Institute Special Offer! Alternatively, please contact our Reservations Team on 1800 814 676 or by email and identify yourself as one of the attendees. *Discount valid for stay dates: 21st to 23rd September 2023