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The Alembics Lab

Distilling Knowledge

Why not come see (and smell) what’s going on in our Lab? The Alembics Lab is a workspace for aromatic distillation and botanical learning. We teach people the fundamentals of distillation—for aromatic spirits, hydrosol (aromatic water-based products) and essential oils—as well as how to work with natural aroma and flavour for food, drink and cosmetics. We offer product development consultations for businesses and individuals, and from November 2024 we’ll be opening up our Lab for regular in-person distillation workshops and events.


The Lab is open from 10-4 every weekday and you are welcome to visit us at the Old Blackpool Store, 13 Moa Ave, just down the road from Oneroa Village. We will be hosting distillation and aromatic workshops in the Lab from November 2024, and in the meantime we are holding winter workshops at the Surfdale Hall.

Waiheke Workshops

Join us at the Surfdale Hall for our winter distillation workshops that will enliven your senses and awaken your creativity. Designed for beginners, our workshops will introduce you to the art and science of distillation.
The Art of Distillation (29 June 2024)
The Elements of Flavour Part One (20 July 2024)
The Elements of Flavour Part Two (24 August 2024)