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Our Online Offerings:

We know that your time is valuable. That’s why we give you the option to study at your own pace. Our online, self-study program for bourbon enthusiasts will prepare you to be a certified bourbon steward from the comfort of your couch.

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    Certified Bourbon Steward

    Certified Bourbon Steward


    The Certified Bourbon Steward membership is a self-study program for bourbon enthusiasts from all walks of life

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    Executive Bourbon Steward

    Executive Bourbon Steward


    Get a standardized bourbon education, with the tools & techniques to further study and understand your bourbon

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  • Prerequisite required
    Establishment Package

    Establishment Package


    Do you own a business? – you can now enjoy the advantages of being a Stave & Thief Society Establishment Member.

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    *prerequisite - Completion of Executive Bourbon Steward course

Our In-Person Offerings:

Getting certified online is a great start to your spirit education journey, but there’s no match for actually being in the classroom and learning in-person. Check our Executive Spirit Steward Programs.

  • Executive Bourbon Steward (In-Person)

    Executive Bourbon Steward (In-Person)


    Provides classroom training, hands-on bourbon distilling, and advanced sensory training for owners, managers, program directors, and team leaders.

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What People Are Saying...

I would recommend the Executive program for an enthusiast and for a younger bartender who has not yet done a lot of studies to sharpen their bourbon and distilling knowledge.

John Douglass


I am more confident when doing a tasting, either guiding it for friends or as a participant. It helps me look more credible on applications for industry jobs.

Charlie Humphery


This certification provided me with a more in-depth knowledge of the distillation process and improved my sensory knowledge.

David Proffitt


I certainly would recommend this program to a friend or colleague. You’ll learn so much in one day and emerge a much smarter consumer.

Tim Ferree


Show the world your establishment knows bourbon.

If you're an enthusiast who loves education or a business that sells bourbon ”“ whether it's a restaurant, a bar, a hotel, or a retail store ”“ you can now enjoy the advantages of being a Stave & Thief Society Establishment Member no matter your location.

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