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ABOUT FERAGAIA - TECHNICAL INFORMATION
What is FERAGAIA? Bold by nature, Feragaia is a distilled alcohol-free spirit made from land and sea botanicals.
Does FERAGAIA contain alcohol? FERAGAIA distilled alcohol-free spirit contains zero alcohol 0.0%. Feragaia also contains zero sugars, zero alergens and zero gluten.
What does FERAGAIA taste like? Feragaia’s balanced flavours evolve with every sip. It opens with familiar citrus from blackcurrant leaf, kaffir lime and lemon verbena. A drawn-out herbaceous body is then introduced with nuances of chamomile, pink peppercorn and serrated wrack. This takes you all the way to a light smokey note and lengthy, warming finish from cayenne pepper. Citrus meets spice in a drink that is clean and complex. Sip and savour to discover its true nature.
Does the drink change in flavour over time? Over time flavours will deepen a little as essential oils mix and flavours settle
How should FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit be enjoyed? Feragaia is an open call to cut out the noise and take in the moments worth savouring.
Feragaia embodies a contemporary approach to drinking, it doesn’t preach moderation, it is a product of wanting a truly satisfying alternative to alcohol.
Serves; Land – On the Rocks. Sip, savour and enjoy. Serve 50ml/2oz over a single block of ice and an orange peel Sea – A light tonic.
Crisp, dry and refreshing. Serve 50ml/2oz, top with soda or light tonic and garnish with a bay leaf We have also found that
Feragaia compliments other serves as well, many of which are still to be discovered. If you're looking to drink something different, check out our blog for a Feragaia inspired recipe.
How is FERAGAIA made? Feragaia’s process combines time-honoured distillation techniques with pioneering innovation. It brings together 14 responsibly sourced botanicals from both land and sea. The delicate flavours of flowers and leaves combine with the earthier notes of root botanicals and spices to create a complex and layered drink. These natural flavours are captured through multiple distillation runs, blended by hand and cut with Scottish water. The result: an uncompromising alcohol-free spirit, designed to stand alone.
What are he ingredients of FERAGAIA? Ingredients: Water, Botanical Distillates, Vegetable Glycerine (Rapeseed), Natural Herbal Extracts: Cayenne Pepper, Blackcurrant leaf, Kaffir Lime, Chamomile, Lemon Verbena, Ancho Chile, Bay Leaf, Apple, Hibiscus Preservative: Potassium Sorbate. Acid: Citric, Tartaric, Malic
Is FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit only available in 50cl bottles? Feragaia alcohol-free spirit is available in 50cl (50ml) & 25cl (250ml) bottles.
Where can I buy FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit? Other than right here on the VE Refinery website, exclusive partners of FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit, we're currently working on ensuring the availability of FERAGAIA in your local bar, restaurant, hotel, spa, supermarket and more. If you're interested in becoming a stockist please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
How many calories are there in a serving of FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit? FERAGAIA is a natural and healthier option with zero suagr and just 6.5 kcal per 50ml serving.
How long can I keep FERAGAIA for? Once Opened: Consume within 6 months. Store in cool, dry location.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT FERAGAIA ALCOHOL-FREE SPIRIT?
Feragaia owes a lot to the wild forces of nature for creating our botanicals and driving our values. Our deep-rooted respect for nature’s independent and uncompromising spirit inspires our practise and informs our long-term mission: ‘Keep Earth Wild’ Our ambition is to empower our customers and partners to become active in reconnecting with and restoring the wild. Our bottle and cap are both 100% recyclable All of our botanicals are composted post-distillation.
Is FERAGAIA an alcohol-free whiskey? Our ambition was twofold. Firstly, to create a spirit for people who don’t drink and have no interest in existing spirit categories, and secondly to offer something uncompromising to those who do drink but sometimes seek an alternative. Feragaia is naturally amber in colour and is made in the Scottish Lowlands. Therefore, whisky is the most frequent comparison. Whilst we take inspiration from the whisky style of drinking, Feragaia is not based on a whisky and bears no resemblance in taste.
We deliver to Switzerland and Liechtenstein only and work with SwissPost VinoLog to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of our beautiful bottles. Standard SwissPost VinoLog delivery will reach your door in 2-3 days, often sooner. For orders above 30kg please contact our team for a bespoke quotation email@example.com. Standard SwissPost VinoLog rates are charged as follows:
<5kg - CHF 11.05
5 - 10kg - CHF 11.95
10 - 20 kg - CHF 16.50
20 - 30 kg - CHF 23.05
I am vegan, can I drink FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit? Yes you can drink FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit in the knowledge that it is vegan friendly.
I am gluten free, can I drink FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit? Yes you can! FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit does not contain gluten.
I have allergies, does FERAGAIA contain allergens? All products are free from the below allergens: Cereals containing gluten Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats, Spelt, Kamut or their derivatives Crustaceans and their derivatives Egg & egg derivatives Fish and fish products Peanut and peanut derivatives Soybeans & soybean derivatives Milk & milk derivatives (including lactose) Nuts & nut derivatives Almond, Hazelnut, Walnut, Cashew, Pecan nut, Brazil nut, Pistachio nut, Macadamia nut and Queensland nut Celery and celery derivatives Mustard and mustard derivatives Molluscs and their derivatives Lupin and their derivatives Sesame seed and derivatives Sulphur dioxide / sulphites (at levels above 10 ppm) Where possible we source and forage our botanicals locally, like our seaweed, bay leaf and chamomile.
I prefer organic products, is FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit organic? Although FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit is not certified organic, much of its ingredients are grown on the family farm in Fife, Scotland with zero intervention. This natural process involves working with students and locals to plant, grow and harvest. The final process takes place 15 minutes walking from the farm where the product is distilled. The company is also a B Corporation.
I am Muslim, can I drink FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit? Yes you can! FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit contains 0.0% alcohol.
I'm the designated driver, can I drink FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit? Yes you can! FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit is free of alcohol (0.0%) so you can drink FERAGAIA and drive too.
I am pregnant or breastfeeding, can I drink FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit? Since FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit is alcohol free it is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women - we'll drink to that!
Is FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit suitable for those with an alcohol addiction or currently in recovery from alcohol addiction? FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit is an alcohol-free product (0.0%) but if you're looking to avoid alcohol for dependency reasons, or because you're concerned about possible relapse, FERAGAIA alcohol-free spirit may not be for you. Please consult a clinical professional before buying FERAGAIA.
VE Refinery is committed to the environment and has partnered with Almighty Tree by donating 2% of profits in order to reduce and compensate our CO2 emissions focused on planting trees in Switzerland.
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ABOUT VE REFINERY
Why did you create VE Refinery?
On a sober curious quest to find a flavoursome, alcohol free, adult experience our founder, Victoria was left feeling uninspired by the lack of sophisticated options, so she decided to do something about it! VE Refinery was established to bring the finest of alcohol-free, to the Swiss table, with zero compromise on taste or style. Our thoughtfully crafted, adult, alcohol-free selection tastes good and does good. VE Refinery is not an anti-alcohol movement. We're here to change attitudes towards socialising and celebration by offering elegant alcohol free alternative with zero compromise on taste, and therefore establish a new equilibrium. Our carefully selected non-alcoholic beverages are best savoured slowly.
Will VE Refinery be offering other alcohol free products?
Yes indeed! In addition to expanding our alcohol free NOUGHTY range with a still NOUGHTY ROUGE, ROSÉ and BLANC in the coming months, we'll be introducing a range of other non-alcoholic beverages, all with the same brand values and promise. Sign up to our newsletter to find out when our new bottles drop (not literally!)
Does VE Refinery deliver outside of Switzerland?
Currently VE Refinery is serving the Swiss market exclusively. We do not deliver outside of Switzerland & Liechtenstein.