UK proposes certification in brewing, distilling

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky agriculture college is proposing undergraduate certification courses for students interested in distilling bourbon and making wine.

The Lexington Herald-Leader ( reports the courses would cater to the beverage business, which is booming in Kentucky.

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The college’s undergraduate curriculum council has approved the proposal for an undergraduate certificate in distillation, wine and brewing studies, but it still needs final approval from the university.

The certification would be offered to any students who complete at least four classes, including spirit chemistry and wine, brewing and distillation science.

Program director Seth DeBolt says he got input for the classes from the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, and from local breweries and Kentucky wineries.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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