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Alembics Distillation Workshops

Upcoming workshops

Gin Immersion

Saturday April 29th 2017 FULLY BOOKED
Logan Campbell House, Auckland Botanical Gardens

PURCHASE SINGLE $125    PURCHASE DOUBLE $240

 

Advanced Distillation & Aromatics

Saturday-Sunday May 13th/14th 2017
Auckland Botanical Gardens

PURCHASE 2-DAY PASS $350

 

We are finally coming to the South Island!

Alembics Basic Distillation Technique

Saturday June 17th 2017
Hagley Park College, Christchurch

PURCHASE SINGLE $95     PURCHASE DOUBLE $175

 

Gin Immersion

Sunday June 18th 2017
Hagley Park College, Christchurch

PURCHASE SINGLE $125    PURCHASE DOUBLE $240

 

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Alembics distillation workshop
    Gin Immersion                                                                  

We reccomend you attend a workshop to learn the art of distillation. They are interactive, fun and you will meet a group of like minded interesting people. We take along a range of stills for sale on the day, allow time to discuss the right still to match the budget and purpose and of course a discount. You will leave the day feeling informed and confidernt about using your still and the art of distillation.

PURCHASE AN ALEMBICS DISTILLATION WORKSHOP GIFT VOUCHER

NEW  - GIN IMMERSION
Join us for a Gin Immersion to be held at our beautiful Auckland Botanical Gardens in the Logan Campbell House April 29th or Hagley College, Christchurch June18th. This will be excellent way to not only learn to make your own Artisan Gin from grain spirit using fresh organic botanicals but to practice your skills at blending and tasting. We will demonstrate the process of making a classic style dry Gin and then using our special range of botanical essences yoiu can create your own style. We will also make a bitter tonic so we can enjoy a Gin Martini at the end of the day. See below for dates and bookings

NEW - ADVANCED DISTILLATION WORSHOP
This is our seventh year of distilling, educating, training, selling and consulting and Its time to share our advanced techniques and processes. This workshop will run over 2 days and is for those of you who have already attended an Alembics Distillation workshop or are familar with the processes of distillation. The programme will include a daily tour by a trained botanist to correctly identify the botanical names of aromatic plants and trees, a "combo" distillation whereby several botanicals are distilled together to create a synergy of aroma, distilling to onsell- a closed sterile distillation, the ancient process of making an attar and cold extractions.
See below for dates and bookings. 

 UPCOMING WORSHOPS & DEMONSTRATIONS

 

 ALEMBICS ADVANCED DISTILLATION AND EXTRACTION WORKSHOP

Saturday May 13th 10.00-4.00 to
Sunday May 14th 10.00-2.30

Logan Campbell House - Auckland Botanical Gardens

Auckland

PURCHASE

Cost: $350 per person 


 SOUTH ISLAND WORKSHOPS

ALEMBICS DISTILLATION WORKSOP

Saturday June 17th 10.30-3.30 

Hagley College

510 Hagley Ave, Addington

Christchurch

PURCHASE

Cost: $95 per person or $175 per couple


 ALEMBICS GIN IMMERSION WORKSHOP

Sunday June 18th 10.30-2.30

Hagley College

510 Hagley Ave, Addington

Christchurch

PURCHASE

Cost: $125 per person or $240 per couple

Numbers are limited to a max of 15 per workshop. Click here to purchase you place, we will send a receipt as confirmation. If you would prefer to use another method of payment please email Jill direct on info@alembics.co.nz or call 09 372 3639


 BASIC DISTILLATION WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

  • Types of Alembic Stills, Setting Up, Cleaning & Care
    Identify each type of Alembic still & what they are best suited for. How to set up for distillation, cleaning the still between distillations & general care.
  • Basic Process and Practice
    The process of distillation, how it works, what it produces.
  • Practical Demonstration of Hydro-distillation for Aromatic Therapeutic Hydrosol, Storage & Application
    Using a traditional Alembic Still make a hydrosol using seasonal botanical for a therapeutic purpose. Measure for the ph, safe storage and application.
  • Practical Demonstration of Steam Distillation for Essential Oil
    Using a column still to make essential oil using a seasonal botanical. Measuring the yield, when to stop, how to separate oil from hydrosol, safe storage and application.
  • Basic Process and Practice of Distilling for Alcohol
    Explanation of preparation of a “Wash" or “Mash” using fruit, grains or vegetables. Measuring alcohol levels and cut off points for safe clean distilling.
  • Practical Demonstration of Distilling Alcohol using Wine to Eau de Vie
    Using wine as the base, learn how to measure the Heads Hearts and Tails of the distilling process. Simply and quickly obtain a clean distillation of a brandy.
  • Recipes, Resources, Equipment
    Question and answer session.

 

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