Opening a Distillery Post-Pandemic

Hosted by
Colin Blake
Scott Schiller

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June 30th
12:00 EDT

What you'll learn.

It’s 2020 and you’ve decided you’re finally ready to follow your lifelong dream of launching a distillery. Then the unimaginable happens – a pandemic strikes.

In this free webinar led by industry expert and Managing Director of Thoroughbred Spirits Group, Scott Schiller, attendees will discuss what it means to start a distillery in the world’s current climate.

* Gain critical insights into what is really happening to distilleries today, 

* Determine if opening a distillery is the right decision for your near future, 

* Understand the competitive landscape of the spirits industry, pre- and post-pandemic,

* Explore options for financing, distribution, and distillery acquisition.

This is a 45-minute webinar with a 15-minute Q&A. There is no cost to attend.


Scott Schiller

Managing Director - Thoroughbred Spirits Group

A fifth-generation distiller and Managing Director of Thoroughbred Spirits Group, Scott has over 20 years of experience in the distilling business. Having owned two of his own distilleries and overseen the development of 20 others and more than 50 brands, he provides invaluable overall experience to any spirits project. Scott is an expert in creating strategies to mitigate risks in startup and emerging spirits businesses and managing brand portfolios of all sizes. In addition, Scott assisted in the concept and operational design behind Moonshine University.


Colin Blake

Director of Spirits Education - Moonshine University

Colin joined the Moonshine University team in 2012 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.