Stephen Gould is currently the proprietor and master distiller at Golden Moon Distillery, located in Golden Colorado. Golden Moon Distillery was founded in 2008 and currently produces 18 different products which are sold in various major markets in the United States and Europe.
Gould has been distilling on and off for over 27 years. He is a member of the Board of the Colorado Distiller’s Guild, a small distillery member of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and a member of the American Craft Spirit Association (ACSA). He is the first American ever named a Warden of London’s Gin Guild and is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, one of City of London’s Livery Companies, dating from the reign of King Charles I.
Gould lectures and teaches courses on distillation, including use of botanicals in the production of liquors and liqueurs, production of brandies and whiskies, craft-distillery start-ups and the history of spirits. He has lectured and taught classes for the American Distilling Institute, the London Craft Distillers Expo, various chapters of the United States Bartenders Guild, Tales of the Cocktail, Rome’s Jerry Thomas Project and a variety of other professional organizations. He also lectures on beverage fermentation and distillation at the Colorado School of Mines. He consults and provides tailored training for distilleries in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He also writes for several industry trade publications, including Distiller Magazine and Artisan Spirit Magazine.
He is also involved in legislative issues related to the spirits industry at the State and Federal levels and is a member of ACSA’s Legislative Committee and DISCUS’ Legislative Working Group.