LECTURE: Tarata: A view of the NZ Native from past, present and future
WORKSHOP: ‘Spirituous Waters’ - an ancient technique for our modern times
Jill Mulvaney is distiller, extractor and blender of aromatics, with over 25 years of experience. She teaches and consults on all aspects of plant extraction, aroma, and natural flavour. Jill also develops ideas and products for a wide range of industries, and is behind a number of award-winning gins. Her teaching partnerships with international phytochemists and aromatic distillers in Europe and America, and her experience distilling New Zealand and Australian natives form the basis of her deep engagement with the natural world – which remains her greatest inspiration.
Jill is passionate about the character of plants, the alchemical wonder of distillation, and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. It is these qualities - coupled with her warm teaching style and sense of humour - that has made the live Alembics NZ workshops so popular.
In 2022, Jill launched The Alembics Lab to share these workshops with a wider audience.