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Teaching the Art, Science and Business of Craft Distilling

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Comprehensive Hands-on Training Seminars and Certification for Craft Distilling Entreprenuers

Instructors with the Training, Knowledge and Proven Experience to get you to Success
Dedicated to
Quality Education

Our 7th  year

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!


Justin &
Jennifer Stiefel
Founders, 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 craft distilleries.


Deanna Keener 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 Beveridge Seattle Attorney with 25+ yrs experience repre- senting 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 Bennett Owner 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.


Kirk Davis
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.


Allan Peterson
Owner/founder ACDI. Director Small Business Development Center, WSU. BSBA U of N Dakota. Certified Business Advisor with focus on strategic planning, marketing, training and accounting. Expert level consultant on craft distilling and business management.


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