Dedicated to Quality Education
The Artisan Craft Distilling Institute does more than provide quality education. You are provided with the things you need to know with easy to understand instruction you can apply right away. Both class-room and hands-on in-a-distillery instruction will open your eyes. You'll have plenty of opportunities to get answers and you'll go home with lots of materials to keep you on track.
Among the best and brightest in the industry, your instructors are uniquely qualified to show you from A to Z how to start and operate a successful Craft Distillery. Whether you're a beginner or experienced entrepreneur, you're going to come away with a real advantage - Practical Knowledge!
Instructors with the Training, Knowledge and Proven Experience to get you to Success
Justin & Jennifer StiefelFounders, Heritage Distilling Co. He is a Chemical Engineer, Attorney. Head Distiller for HDC and responsible for the design and operation of equipment as well as formulating product recipes. They operate one of the nation's most modern and innovative craft distilleries. HDC is proud to once again be the most awarded craft distillery in North America by the American Distilling Institute….for the 4th year in a row.
ACDI CEO - Education & Finance. Highly regarded Banking and finance expert. Director Small Business Assistance Ctr, S. King Cty. Owner Spyder Lake Winery and well experienced with the regulatory process. Business consultant to entrepreneurs, wineries and craft distillers.
Paul BeveridgeSeattle Attorney with 25+ yrs experience representing wineries, breweries and other industries. Expert on alcoholic beverage licensing, compliance and labeling. Owner Wilridge Winery. President of Family Wineries of WA. Knowledgable about distilling.
Wade BennettOwner Rockridge Orchards, including a cider plant, winery, retail store, vinegar manufacturing plant and an award winning craft distillery specializing in brandies. All his products are sustain- able and chemical free. Awarded Best Artisan Beverage Producer 2010 by Edible Communities.
Certified Business Advisor and educator with special focus on marketing, finance and operations. U of Hawaii grad. Experienced as a business banker. Helped regional businesses secure over $62 million in funding. Provides valuable advice to craft distilleries and a wide range of businesses.