Colin Blake, Director of Spirits Education at Moonshine University

In the spring of 2012, Flavorman’s Founder and CEO, David Dafoe, started Moonshine University as an artisan distillery and education center, designed to provide the education and training, both in the classroom and on equipment in a distillery, enabling startup productions, industry professionals, and those new to the beverage alcohol industry to benefit from the Louisville area’s wealth of experience and knowledge.

Colin Blake joined the Moonshine University team that year as its Director of Spirits Education. As a researcher and writer of spirits and cocktails with a background in film production and comedy, Colin is known for delivering expertly curated courses with an entertaining presentation. He is also the proud co-creator of the Stave & Thief Society. When he isn’t teaching, Colin is busy producing custom educational experiences for craft distillers and large spirits brands, alike.

Moonshine University offers technical training and business management education for start-ups, industry professionals, and those looking for careers in the distilling industry. Their courses are designed and taught by distillery operators, industry insiders, and world-renowned master distillers. Learn from the best of the best, from distillers of the world’s most successful brands to owners and operators of the leading craft distilleries.

His Key to Success: Surround yourself with the best people, be original.

His Book Recommendation: Matt Strickland – Batch Distillation and Cask Management