The distillation of the Rose of Damascus 2015, in pictures.
The bottom of the vat, where flows the essential oil. At least the result of the first distillation, because the essential oil of Rose of Damascus requires 2 successive distillations. The first distillation lasts 30 minutes. Then you open the vat, clean it and refill it with rose petals. And we start again. All the harvest of the day must be distilled within 24 hours! On average, nearly 300kg of petals per distillation.