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A.J. Gooch

AJ Gooch is our Child Care Director here at Starwood. He has been active in the SCA and pre-technical cultural education for over 20 years. He served for 3 years as Seneschal of the Barony of the Cleftlands. His meads, ales and cordials have won awards at contests across the Known Worlde. He is a member of ADF, and of Stone Creed Grove, and served for two years as Senior Druid of Stone Creed Grove. He presently serves in several national committees in ADF, and is an active Elder of the Grove.

 

 

Aqua Vitae - Making Cordials and Medicinal Tinctures

One of the great discoveries of the alchemists was the distillation of the essential spirit of alcohol. This discovery allowed potion-makers to create compounds of much greater concentration and effectiveness than mere fermentation or tea could. AJ will teach the basics of the art of making medicinal and recreational tinctures (‘cordial’ drinks). Ingredients are steeped in good distilled spirit, filtered and enjoyed for purposes magical, medicinal and, of course, for the satisfaction of the senses.

 

 

 

 

 

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