FAQs

When does the course start and finish?

Course 1 runs over seven modules, but because it's always online the course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. It is designed to run over six months - with the content matching your requirements as you plan your business. The second course will mirror the experience you have to get your distillery up and running.

There is a decision gate Module 7 at which point you should be able to say “yes that’s for me” or “I need more time” before you continue to Course Two - 'Building your Successful Distilling Business'.

The Distillers Institute will continue to build content for the course, so signing up for life will continue to provide value.


How long do I have access to the course?

You have access to the course and private Facebook group for 18 months from when you sign-up to the course.


What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. See our 100% Money Back Guarantee Within 30 Days here. 


What if my experience is different to the course expectation?

This course has been designed to cover a variety of business models from the input of highly experienced business people. Nevertheless, there will be some differences for you when planning your distillery - for example, your experience with local government will vary depending on your location. Your scale might be different to someone else’s. You might decide to instead become an independent bottler, or take another path.

We have created sound recommendations and ideas based on our business experiences, feedback from other distillers and considered the sorts of things that are challenging others in the industry. If your experience is different, then we would love to know via email at [email protected]


What if I don’t become a distiller?

This course is very much focussed on planning and 'Building your Successful Distilling Business'. Nevertheless, the range of experience of the Team does mean that the course will be very useful for anyone planning a beverage business, whether that be a brewery, winery, kombuchai, or even non-fermented beverages! The course delves heavily into small business planning and will be useful for anyone on a path to planning and building their successful small business.


Can I read an entire course as soon as I sign-up?

Course One - 'Planning your Successful Distilling Business', can be accessed once you sign up to the course. It is, however, an extensive course and will take some time for you to work through all six modules as well as doing the work to make sure you have all you need to make your business successful. 

Course Two - 'Building your Successful Distilling Business' is a completely new course which is designed to continue from Course One, and is suited for people interested to take their distilling business to the next level. This Course will be launched later in 2020.


Are the courses interactive or to be done on my own?

The courses are designed to be completed on your own. We will have a Facebook community for each course so you can interact with other participants and The Distillers Institute team.


Is there a certification at the end of the course?

Students who complete all modules will receive a Certificate of Completion from The Distillers Institute at the end of the course.


What systems/other requirements are needed to participate?

You will need to make sure you have:

  1. A decent internet connection to be able to access the course materials;
  2. Sound English comprehension skills, as all content is in English.


Can I complete a course on my iPad or other mobile device?

Yep, you can use an iPad, tablet or mobile phone to complete a course.


Can I preview the course to see what it is all about?

Yes, click here to preview some of our modules.


What payment options do you accept?

You can pay with a credit card using our secure checkout process. All pricing is listed in AUD dollars.


Do you have a payment plan?

At this stage we don’t offer a payment plan for our courses. But if you would like to discuss one please email us on [email protected].


Why publish products and not provide one-on-one coaching?

We get asked for advice a lot. Putting all our learnings and mistakes into two courses means we can help more people to explore whether starting a distilling business is for them and if so, how to go about that.


Do you have an affiliate or referral programme?

Yes we do. If you would like to let people know about a course you have completed with us and they sign-up, you receive a credit to put towards another course. The value of the credit is 15% of any course they purchase. In your course profile you will see a link you can send to people or include in your social media posts so we track who signed up to a course from your referral.


If you are a business and wish to be paid for your referral please email [email protected].