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Distilling Exam Resources

Fundamentals of Distilling (Member Only)

Syllabus and Learning Material

 

General Certificate in Distilling (Member Only)

Syllabus and Learning Material

 

Billy Mitchell Series - GCD (Member Only)

Raw Materials

Milling & Mashing (malted)

Milling & Mashing (non-malted)

Yeast & Fermentation

Pot Still


Diploma in Distilling (Member Only)

Syllabus

Glossary


Learning Material: Module 1 - Materials, Wort and Fermentation

1.1 Raw Materials

1.2 Materials Processing

1.3 Cereal Wort Production

1.4 Yeast and Bacteria

1.5 Fermentation

 

Learning Material: Module 2 - Distillation and Maturation

2.1 Distillation

2.2 Batch Distillation

2.3 Continuous Distillation

2.4 Post Distillation Modification of Flavour

2.5 Quality


Learning Material: Module 3 - Process Technology

3.1a Resource Management

3.1b Health & Safety

3.1c Utilities & Maintenance 

3.2 Fluid Mechanics

3.3a Principles of Heat Transfer

3.3b Steam & Refrigeration

3.4 Process Control

3.5 Materials of Construction

3.6 Packaging

3.0 SI Units (information only, not examinable)

Process Control Simulations

 

Master Distiller

Syllabus 


Articles (Recommended Reading for Diploma and Master)

Journal of The Institute of Brewing (JIB)

- Yeast

  1. 125th Anniversary Review: Developments in brewing and distilling yeast strains

- Malt

  1. 125th Anniversary Review: Barley research in realtion to Scotch whisky production: a journey to new frontiers
  2. A review of malting and malt processing for whisky distillation

- Process

  1. 125th Anniversary Review: Some Recent Engineering Advances in Brewing and Distilling

- Other

  1. Origins of Flavour in Whiskies and a Revised Flavour Wheel: A Review

 

Other

Distillation Technology and Modelling Techniques - Part 1     (Member Only)

Distillation Technology and Modelling Techniques - Part 2     (Member Only)

Distillation Technology and Modelling Techniques - Part 3     (Member Only)

Blue Book on Yeast

Elementary Algebra (OpenStax CNX)

Physics (OpenStax College)

Biology (OpenStax College)

Chemistry (OpenStax College)

Environment and Sustainability

World Wide Distilled Spirits Conference 2002     (Member Only)

World Wide Distilled Spirits Conference 2005     (Member Only)

World Wide Distilled Spirits Conference 2008     (Member Only)

World Wide Distilled Spirits Conference 2011     (Member Only)

World Wide Distilled Spirits Conference 2014     (Member Only)

 

Textbooks

Whisky: Techology, Production and Marketing, 2nd Ed. (ISBN-13: 978-0124017351)


Previous Exams

2017 Examiner Report

2016 Examiner Report

2015 Examiner Report

2014 Examiner Report

2013 Examiner Report

2012 Examiner Report

2011 Examiner Report