Dubbo Winter Whisky Festival is proud to have partnered with The Establishment Bar Dubbo to bring a truly unique opportunity to an individual based in Western NSW.

We are offering a scholarship to learn the "Fundamentals of Spirit Production – A Boutique Perspective" which is based out of the Adelaide University in South Australia.

The 5-day intensive course takes a practical and industry-oriented approach to provide an introduction to distillation theory and practice - before diving deeper into gin and whisky production.


The applicant will gain an overview of the fundamentals of the distillation process and production of different spirits from an understanding of how various raw materials are transformed into these spirits.

The course will enable the applicant to engage in a pot still distillation run and guided spirit tastings, participate in a gin masterclass and a have a full day visit to boutique distilleries to gain insight into the processes for whisky and gin production.

Industry experts will feature prominently to impart their knowledge of distillation and the production of spirits, with a focus on gin, whisky, rum and vodka.

In addition to undertaking the training the scholarship we will provide up to $1,000 in travel vouchers to assist in attending the training.


Applications for the 2024 scholarship will close - 5pm Sunday June 2 2024, the winner will be notified by email or telephone by Wednesday 12th June 2024.


To be eligible to receive scholarship the applicant must;


Applications will be assessed by


Failure to comply to all of the Terms and Conditions will result in ineligibility of applicant.


Closing Date: Sunday June 2nd, 2024

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Is the Applicant of Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander origin?
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Please provide evidence of your current residence, this must be located with a regional area of NSW
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Please provide evidence of your age
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Please provide a current resume to give an overview of your work experience


Attach a typewritten, double-spaced 200 to 300 word essay addressing the following questions:

  • Why would you like to undertake Fundamentals of Sprit Production?
  • What are your career goals?
  • What impact would this scholarship have on your education and career goals?
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Letter of Recommendation

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Terms and Conditions
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