Welcome to our eco-friendly Micro Fruitery in the heart of Moel Famau, North Wales
An insight to who we are and what we do...
Katharine's long-standing interest in artisan food and drink flourished when she moved to the Welsh countryside. It was here that she was introduced to infusing spirits with the abundance of wild fruits foraged when scouring the miles of hedgerows.
For over 20 years, her creations have been sampled by family and friends, becoming a welcome and expected tradition, especially during the festive season. Following years of experimentation with different recipes and with encouragement from friends, Katharine decided it was time to share her perfected spirits more widely with small batch offerings that could be produced and distributed on a small commercial scale.
After months of thought, consideration and careful planning, Katharine was delighted to announce that 'Angel Feathers' was born.nature
Katharine produces a selection of fruit infused gin and vodka available in two bottle sizes, 50cl and 20cl.
The vodka based flavours are all delicately infused in an organic base spirit and the gin based flavours distilled with 10 botanicals to give a dry gin with a juniper forward flavour.
Tried and tested, this was found to be by far the best blend of botanicals to compliment the fresh full flavours of the fruit. The fruit is later infused fresh to preserve the intense flavours, otherwise lost during the distillation process.
Located on Moel Famau, North Wales, Katharine and her family live on a peaceful small holding in the beautiful countryside with orchards, row upon row of fruit bushes, flowers for the bees (they adore the heathers and lavenders) and rhubarb beds which are carefully tended to all year round, to ensure high grade fruit and a plentiful supply.
With a dedication to quality, having the ability to grow their own ingredients means they can be harvested at their peak to capture the natural flavours at the height of their intensity.
Each batch of fruit is carefully prepared by hand from Katharine's own (5 star food hygiene rated) kitchen and carefully monitored and tested throughout each stage right up until it's bottled and ready to hit the shelves.fruits
There are many things important to Katharine's production, a priority being the quality of the products and the impact the business has on the environment. Low carbon footprint is key, all fruits are home grown to organic methods, there is nothing artificial, just spirit, Welsh spring water and ripe juicy fruits. The trees, flora and fauna are good for nature and we enjoy attracting an array of wildlife, particularly bees, butterflies and song birds - all with a very important role in nature's cycle.
Whatever can't be supplied directly from the fruitery, Katharine will source ethically and sustainably wherever possible, including the purposefully sought biodegradable packaging and seals. The bottles are resusable, simply refill or beautifully decorate with a string of fairy lights (which we can supply) to create a warm glow and peaceful atmosphere in your home.ethics
Take a look at our current collection of hand crafted small batch spirits