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Copper Distillers

Copper Alembic Pots Stills 
 Hand Hammered Copper Distillers Beautiful and Functional Apparatus made by Artisans in Portugal
Charentais brandy still

Please Note: The cost of Copper, the raw material used to manufacture these beautiful distillers, continues to reach historically high prices. Please be aware that all prices are subject to change without notice

Copper alembic stillLarge Alembic Distiller Traditionally used for distilling wine. This Alembic is capable of producing essential oil and hydrosols. Water and plant material is placed in the pot on the right. The water in the pot is brought to a boil. The steam carries the essential oil and water to the condenser, where it is cooled back to a liquid state. The distillate then flows out of the condensor for separation of essential oil and hydrosols.

small alembic stillSmall Alembic Distillers -Traditionally used for distilling wine. This Alembic is capable of producing essential oil and hydrosols. Water and plant material is placed in the pot on the left. The water in the pot is brought to a boil. The steam carries the essential oil and water to the condenser, where it is cooled back to a liquid state. The distillate then flows out of the condenser for separation of essential oil and hydrosols.

copper alquitarAlquitar Distiller This is a traditional distiller with a condenser that sits on top of the distiller column. This Alembic is capable of producing essential oil and hydrosols. Water and plant material is placed in the pot on the right. The water in the pot is brought to a boil. The steam carries the essential oil and water to the condenser, where it is cooled back to a liquid state. For the Alquitar, the condenser sits on top of the distiller. The distillate then flows out of the condenser for separation of essential oil and hydrosols.

rotating column copper alembic still with the column upRotating Column Distiller- Traditionally used for producing "grappa" and "eau de vie" This rotating column distiller is excellent for producing essential oils and hydrosols. Water is placed in the pot on the right. Plant material is placed in the column which sits on top of the pot. Plant materil can also be placed in the "onion", the alembic head. The water in the pot is brought to a boil. The steam carries the essential oil and water to the condenser, where it is cooled back to a liquid state. The distillate then flows out of the condenser for separation of essential oil and hydrosols.

Describing distillatiomDiagram explaining the operation of the Charentais. Traditionally, wine is placed in the pot on the left and in the pot in the center. The distillate flows from the pot on the left, through the center pot and to the condenser. The wine in the center pot is preheated by the distillate flow.  You can see the actual Charentais in the next photo.

Charentais for brandy distillationHand Hammered Charentais Distiller - This is a gorgeous and functional piece of equipment. The capacity is 20 liters. This apparatus can be used for making hydrosols, however traditionally it is used for distilling wine for making brandy.  Notice the hand-made design of the distiller. Just amazing craftsmanship.

miniature functional copper alembic stillFunctional Traditional style Alembic Table Top 0.7 liter capacity distiller with alcohol burner on a wooden base. This is a small table top model which can be used for making small quantities of hydrosols or for distilling wine.

 

Available Sizes
Small Alembic Distillers
5 liters
10 liters
20 liters
Large Alembic Distillers
40 liters
60 liters
100 liters
Small Alquitar Distillers
5 liters
10 liters
25 liters
Large Alquitar Distillers
35 liters
60 liters
100 liters
Table Top Distillers
0.7 liters
2.5 liters
6.0 liters

The Essential Oil Company is a direct importer, we handle all Customs fees, import and airport taxes.
When you purchase from ready stock, you do not need to deal with Customs authorities.
For shipments directly from Portugal , the purchaser is responsible for all taxes and Customs duties.

Many of these items are custom made please allow at least 4 weeks for delivery. When items are in stock we can ship immediately.

View our Frequently Asked Questions about distillers.

 


The Essencier- Designed by Robert Seidel for the purpose of separating essential oils and waters. This unique and functional separator is a must if you are making essential oil. The operation is passive and allows you to collect essential oils and hydrosols with little effort This Essencier is useful for distillers of all sizes.

Patented essencier for separating essential oils and hydrosols 


miniature copper display alembic

 

Decorative Copper Alembic A non-functional display piece for your bookshelf or desk. Retailers place this replica of a traditional style Copper Alembic among their essential oils and herbs. It's an attractive way to illustrate to customers how essential oils are made. Only 8" tall