A strong and broad program in Distillation, Wine and Brewing will provide workforce training, innovation and research support that will benefit Kentucky, regional and international industries.  With a focus on quality, our goal is to continue to develop the infrastructure to advance technical training in the broad field of fermentable substrates, their resulting products and the business, marketing, bottling and distribution thereof.

UK is a leader in education in the Commonwealth with a growing student body of 30,000. From this pool we will engage talented KY students and illustrate to them the potential to stay in Kentucky and work in a dynamic, internationally prominent industry that spans STEM disciplines as well as marketing, tourism and business.

UK alumni are already Master Distillers, Winemakers and brewers not just locally, but nationally.  Many more seek to innovate, start businesses and help advance economic development. Additionally, the University of Kentucky offers both masters and PhD level programs directly linked to these industries.