Feragaia open first alcohol-free distillery in Scotland


Feragaia, the authentic alcohol-free spirit, has completed construction of its new distillery in Glenrothes.  It is the first working alcohol-free distillery in Scotland and is thought to be one of the first dedicated alcohol-free distilleries in the UK.

Previously distilled at a private distillery in South Scotland ongoing growth and development of the brand have meant that a dedicated unit was needed to meet demand in both domestic and international markets. Since its inception distribution of Feragaia has grown to 450+ off and on trade outlets across the UK, including numerous Michelin Star restaurants, and retailers including Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Internationally it is now available in Canada, Australia and Denmark. It launched in the USA market this summer.

Feragaia was founded in 2019 by Jamie Wild (ex Pernod Ricard) and Bill Garnock (ex Edrington Americas). Their vision was to challenge negative preconceptions around alcohol-free drinks, with a truly authentic and confident alcohol-free spirit.  In November 2021, Feragaia announced it had received £1.5 million investment, from Scotland’s leading conservationist, Andres Povls.

Having recently achieved B Corp status, the distillery will follow environmental policies including measurement of the chemical and waste-free manufacturing process to create as circular a business. It is also committed to local sourcing and production.

Feragaia’s Co-Founder, Bill Garnock says: “It is an honour to be opening the first working alcohol-free distillery in Scotland, just 15 miles from my family farm in the East Neuk.

“This is a bold step in our Feragaia journey, and will allow us to further deliver on our core values of provenance and process. The distillery will further strengthen transparency throughout the supply chain, creating an alcohol-free spirit that works in partnership with the wild forces of nature that inspire us.

“Authenticity guides every batch of Feragaia and this development reflects our passion and drive to be rooted in originality.

“Fife has played a key role in the history of spirit innovation, and remains a leading player in the world of premium spirit production. To open our own Feragaia distillery here, is an exciting next chapter for Feragaia, and for Fife!”

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