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Distillation & Plant Extraction Masterclass: SOLD OUT


Sat 21 Sep 2019, 10:30am–4:30pm
Sun 22 Sep 2019, 10:30am–4:30pm

Where: Phytofarm – Herbal Learning Garden, 166 Okuti Valley Road, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

Restrictions: R18

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  • Masterclass: $425.00
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Listed by: Alembics NZ

Delve deep into the incredible alchemical journey of botanical distillation journey. Join Jill and Valmai as they team up for a two-day Masterclass, sharing their skills, stories and in-depth knowledge of aromatics plants and their applications.

Day 1
The Art of Distillation – water as a solvent:
- Prepare a botanical infusion, study applications, herbs, and suitable aromatics.
- Hydro-distillation of a seasonal plant, harvesting, applications, pH, and storage. Filtering and sterile distillations for hydrosol.
- Distillation of a seasonal plant for essential oil using a traditional copper alembic, harvesting, and preparation, distillation technique, separation and storage, applications.
- Distillation of a seasonal plant using the stainless steel explorer
- Discuss decoctions, sherbets and natural cordials. Prepare a botanical bitters using water as a solvent.
- Walk in the garden, learn about plant identification, applications and uses.
- Enjoy a botanical cocktail.

Day 2
The Art of Distillation – ethanol (alcohol) as a solvent:
- Preparing a wine or a ferment and distilling it into a spirit
- Preparation of an aperitif or digestif, tincturing and maceration, applications, herbs and aromatics and suitable
- Filtering & finishing
- Vapour infusion – blending botanicals for a vapour infused gin using traditional gin botanicals and seasonal aromatics
- G&T or a Botanical cocktail