Online Workshops

At The Alembics Lab

Learn an ancient craft in a modern setting

Learn the fundamentals of distilling hydrosol, essential oil, and spirits, or take our popular Gin Immersion course—all online. Learn at home and at your own pace. Our practical, video-based courses walk you through the process from start to finish. Come visit us in The Alembics Lab.

Distilling Hydrosol


Learn hydro-distillation, the basic technique that can turn your favourite aromatic plants into aromatic hydrosols.


Distilling Essential Oil


Discover the process of steam-distilling to produce high-quality essential oils.


Distilling Alcohol


Understanding alcohol distilling, making an Eau de Vie.


Gin Immersion


Our in-depth gin-making course. Everything you need to know to create your own artisan gin.


In-Person Workshops

Join us in some of the most stunning locations in NZ and around the world

Our in-person workshops are for anyone who wants to gain hands-on experience with distillation and extraction. We work with what is locally available and in season in each unique location, giving each workshop its own distinct experience and flavour. Immerse yourself in the experience—come learn, forage, feast and enjoy the natural surroundings with us.

Regional and International Workshops

Learn with us in these bespoke, in-person workshops

Here’s a list of upcoming in-person workshops with Jill Mulvaney and The Alembics Lab team. This list will be updated whenever new dates are added. If you’re interested in setting up an event, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

The Elements of Flavour
(Waiheke Island, NZ)

Grain to Glass
(Auckland, NZ)

(The Catlins, NZ)

Waiheke Workshops

Coming Soon—visit The Alembics Lab on Waiheke Island

Schedule your own in-person session at our workshop lab space on the beautiful Waiheke Island—just a 40 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland. Suits small groups—organise your own or join in on one. Max of 8 people.