Sparks Brewery Grain to Glass course book


Great whisky and bourbon starts here, with the course workbook for our popular, two-day Grain To Glass Masterclass. This is a practical guide, with in-depth information and step-by-step instructions on the entire process from selecting your grain, mashing, malting, right through to blending and ageing.

In this 47-page workbook, you will be guided through:

  • The different types of grains, their properties and usage
  • The malting and mashing processes, and notes on the best water to use
  • Different styles of whisky, and designing a bourbon recipe
  • A blender’s flavour wheel, to guide your distillation process
  • Distilling your wash, – stripping and spirit runs
  • Selecting and blending fractions
  • What kids of wood to use, including toasting and charring

This is a collaborative publication, co-authored by Sparks Brewing and Alembics NZ, with contributions from specialists such as water quality scientist, Jim Graham.

A great, practical guide to making whisky and bourbon.

A5 booklet.