Stave & Thief Bourbon Steward Certification

Stave & Thief Bourbon Steward Certification


Black Bourbon Society has teamed up with the Stave & Thief Society to offer in-person and self guided Bourbon Steward Certification through Moonshine University. You will receive the Bourbon Steward Handbook, 3rd Edition plus an access code to pass the online exam. 

*To complete your Certified Bourbon Steward status, you must pass the online exam as well as a virtual flight building activity, facilitated online with an included access code. Upon receiving a passing score, your membership pin will be mailed to you via USPS, to the address submitted with your test.

Founded in 2014, the Stave & Thief Society was developed at Moonshine University by professional educators and experts from the distilling, bourbon, and hospitality industries to provide a premium education for bourbon enthusiasts everywhere. It was developed with the singular purpose of providing a premium, standardized bourbon education. Not only is this the first Bourbon Certification program to be recognized by the bourbon industry, it’s the only “Official Bourbon Education Course” endorsed by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the KY Bourbon Trail™.

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