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Workshops, consultations, publications and gift cards

Come learn with us at our in-person workshops, browse our publications or come visit the Lab on Waiheke Island.

In-person workshops

Throughout the year, we’ll organise and teach at workshops all over New Zealand as well as at selected international events. Here are The Alembics Lab’s current regional and international workshops.

  • The Elements of Flavour with The National Distillery (Hawke’s Bay, NZ) 9–10 March 2024

  • Thames Workshop (North Island, NZ) 17–18 February 2024

  • Rewild with The Alembics Lab at River Ridge Retreat (The Catlins, South Otago, NZ) 12–14 April 2024

  • Grain to Glass Workshop (Auckland, NZ) 20–21 April 2024


Waiheke Workshops

The Alembics Lab opens it’s doors on Waiheke Island for regular in-person workshops. Coming soon—watch this space!

Consultations and Product Development

We offer product development and aromatic blending services for industry, and bespoke consults for private groups and individuals.

Gift Cards

Know someone who loves learning, exploring the natural world or distilling? Give them a meaningful gift with an Alembics Lab gift card.

Alembics Publications

Alembics own publications, designed to supplement our courses and deepen your learning. New titles will be added as they are published. We expect our library to grow and grow.

  • Alembics Gin Immersion Workbook (Printed)

  • Sparks Brewery Grain to Glass course book


Copper Stills

You may have noticed we use copper alembic stills in almost all of our courses. Copper is energy efficient and highly antibacterial making it the ideal material for use with water and high heat. Alembics NZ stocks a range of copper alembic and stainless steel stills—you can buy a complete set up, or choose from their range, and they ship worldwide. Contact the Alembics NZ sales team to help you make the right choice.

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Stainless Steel Stills

Stainless steel is extremely durable and easy to maintain and clean. Modern and economical, stainless steel stills are a great choice for larger steam distillations of essential oils—especially for those few oils that react with copper, like rose geranium, manuka and kanuka, and for producing high-proof base alcohols.

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‘Your workbook is a thing of beauty! And it has everything I needed when I was starting out making my own gin.’
– Anna Devcich.
‘The Gin Immersion Workbook is a stunning little book, on one of my favourite subjects. Thanks Alembics’
– Cura Co Lab.
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