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WORKSHOP: Botanical Spirits

August 22, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

$250 – $2023

Whether you make gin, aquavit, botanical vodka, absinthe, liqueurs, or other botanical spirits, come and join the two Daves (Still 630 Founder David Weglarz and David T Smith, International Gin Author and Consultant) for a deep dive into the world of botanicals!

New for 2023 the duo will be joined by Rosie Milsom, Head of Global New Product Development for Atom Labs who will share insight on future-proofing your process when you are successful.

The trio will discuss a range of advanced techniques for extracting botanicals with topics including:


  • Maceration/infusion (including ABV, time, temperature, and preparation)
  • Pro/Cons of distilling Botanicals-In and Botanicals-Out
  • Use of different stills, including Pot, Vapor Infusion, and Vacuum
  • ABV of charge for a still
  • Use of dried vs. fresh botanicals and their preparation
  • Use of Terroir and ensuring consistency
  • The chemical composition of botanicals
  • Unconventional botanicals and how to treat them
  • New techniques, including ultrasonic maceration
  • Quality control and product stability
  • Scaling production
  • Ensuring that the brand outside your bottle reflects the liquid inside


You can register for this workshop during your ADI 2023 registration.




August 22, 2023
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$250 – $2023
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David T. Smith


Mirage Hotel & Casino
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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