Craft Distilling Institute | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Develop Your Love for Craft Distilling

Our industry-renowned programs offer something from enthusiasts to professionals

Fundamentals of Distilling Certificate Program

Institute of Brewing & Distilling (UK)

This 40-hour certificate program consists of 24 classroom hours with a written assessment, followed by 16-hours of hands-on practical work at an operational craft distillery. It is comprised of two courses:

  • Fundamentals of Distilling - This comprehensive course is designed for those new to distilling or non-technical folks that work with distillers, and it was developed by the world-renowned Institute of Brewing & Distilling. Seattle Central's Craft Distilling Institute is the only organization to offer a US-based version of this class.
  • Practical Distilling Workshop - Join expert local craft distillers for a two-day hands-on practical distilling class exploring the basics of whiskey.


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Craft Distilling Institute - Professional Workshops & Seminars in Seattle WA

Professional Workshops & Seminars

Strengthen Your Skills

Led by local industry experts, we offer hands-on workshops and seminars to help you expand your technical, business, and industry skills.

Craft Distilling Institute - Aficionado Workshops in Seattle WA

Aficionado Workshops

Mix Imaginatively

Learn how to mix both traditional and imaginative craft cocktails using bourbon, gin, vodka, whiskey and more in one of our fun hands-on classes.


Craft Distilling Institute - Industry Consultation Services in Seattle WA

Industry Consultation Services

Receive Expert Guidance

Leveraging our extensive local distillery network, we can provide custom consultation & guidance on a variety of technical and business topics.

Distillery Partners

Here are some of the folks we work with to provide our classes & workshops