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ISC Annual Young Distiller Fellowship Award

Independent Stave Company (ISC) Annual Young Distiller Fellowship Award.

ISC in conjunction with the Australian Distillers are pleased to announce the inaugural Young Distiller Fellowship Award is now open for nominations from distillers under the age of forty years old.


All expenses paid trip to Kentucky USA including:

    • Tour of ISC Kentucky Cooperage – maker of spirit barrels for many of the great bourbon distillers of the USA
    • Tour of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Cooperage – suppliers of quality used bourbon barrels
    • Tour of select ISC Distillery clients
    • Spirit barrel Oak 101 and tasting with ISC R&D Director – Andrew Wiehebrink
    • Accommodation and meals
    • Return airfares

(approximate length of trip 1 week, but can be extended should you wish)

Criteria and applications

First phase:  Applicants to provide Work experience and Employment details and why you should be considered for the Fellowship award.

Second phase:  Short-listed candidates to be interviewed by the Selection Committee.

Award applications and enquiries to be sent to Australian Distillers.


Nominations close on Thursday 22nd December 2022, the successful candidate to be announced at the 2023 Australian Distillers conference in Melbourne.


Winner of the award to provide a summary of the experience at the 2024 Australian Distillers conference including a short video.

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