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Key Takeaways

ABV: <0.5%
Style:  Feragaia Spirit
Calories: ~1 cal / 30mls
Colour: Sun ray gold
Main Notes: Fresh citrus, earthy herb-based body and spice.
Food Pairing: Enjoy as an aperitif
Cost: ~$45-50
Rating: 8/10


Having made my way through 90% of a bottle Feragia I’ve had on my hands for the past month, I’ve decided to take on the task of answering the question of what does Feragaia taste like?

Feragia brings flavours that are bright and crisp including, lemon and lime citrus notes, resin and herb-based freshness. This builds into an earthy woody tone with a light smokiness that is all finished off with a touch of heat from cayenne pepper and a light lingering undertone of malt.

Feragaia Bottle

Feragaia are open about having a taste profile that stands out on, but if you love Dry Ginger Ale as a mixer this might be one for you!

What Does Feragaia Taste Like?

With a flavour profile that is crafted to produce a fresh, bright and bold non-alcoholic spirit, Feragaia is best described as being boldly fresh.

Feragaia will fill your glass with an array of flavours that blend seamlessly into one another and leave you with:

  • Bright citrus notes – from lemon and lime;
  • Long-lasting fresh herb-based and earthy body – think chamomile;
  • Spice and heat that bounces off your tongue – from cayenne pepper; and
  • A light and lingering malty undertone.

The mouthfeel of the Feragaia is light in texture however the mouthfeel created by the heat left from the cayenne pepper does a great job at compensating and creating depth after you’ve taken a sip.

Feragaia Label information

The mouthfeel of the Feragaia is light in texture however the mouthfeel created by the heat left from the cayenne pepper does a great job at compensating and creating depth after you’ve taken a sip.

Glass of feragaia in front of blurred out bottle

Who Would Drink Feragaia?

Pointed and crisp notes from the Kaffir Lime and Lemon Verbena mean Feragaia is suited to drinkers who enjoy citrus, tart and boldly fresh spirits. If you enjoy the flavours of Canadian Club or the Seedlip Garden 108, you’re likely to enjoy this one!

That said, with its bold freshness, the Feragaia flavour profile is not going to be for everyone particularly if citrus or bright based spirits are not something you enjoy.

If you are looking for a warm and bold option or something a little more traditional there are a host of good options to try including:

Feragaia Bottle in hand next to glass with spirit in it

Where Can I Buy Feragaia Spirits?

Finding yourself a bottle of Feragaia is relatively simple in Australia or the UK! You can find it in the UK via Amazon, or Australia through either Brunswick Aces or Australian Natural Drinks and it will cost you between approx. $45 – $50 a bottle.

If you’re keen to pick yourself up a bottle via Australian Natural Drinks or Brunswick Aces you can find yourself a bottle below who will have it shipped directly to you:

The Australian Natural Drinks team dropped a bottle my way to help me out in getting this review up and running – a big thanks to the team for their help in getting this one on my radar!

Feragaia lid

Feragaia Nutrition

Feragaia is a sugar-free and ultra-low calorie non-alcoholic spirit alternative that is suitable for vegans, people on a kosher or halal diet, and people with gluten and dairy intolerances.

In short, everyone can enjoy a glass of Feragaia!

The full nutritional panel is dropped in below for more information.

Avg Quantity
Per Serving (30ml)
Avg Quantity
Per 100ml
Energy 6.9 kJ
< 0.1 Cal
23 kJ
5.4 Cal
Protein < 0.1 g < 0.1 g
Fat, total < 0.1 g < 0.1 g
   — saturated < 0.1 g < 0.1 g
Carbohydrate < 0.1 g < 0.1 g
   — sugars < 0.1 g < 0.1 g
Sodium < 0.1 mg < 0.1 mg
Feragaia nutrition panel

Feragaia Cocktails

Like I touched on at the top, I am 90% of the way through my bottle of Feragaia and have been thoroughly enjoying the fresh, bold and crisp flavours on ice and mixed with dry.

Feragaia suggest a wide array of serving options that include:

  • with tonic or soda;
  • with ginger ale or with heated ginger beer;
  • in a spiced pear sour; or
  • in a smokey old fashioned!

The signature serve is pieced together as a simple on the rocks option.

Feragaia Signature Serve: On The Rocks

  • 50ml Feragaia;
  • Solid square ice block; and
  • Orange garnish.

Maybe you’re after something a bit spicier and built to pair with Feragaia’s flavours? Try the Spiced Pear Sour!

non alcoholic cocktail
pear sour non alcoholic cocktail

Feragaia Cocktail: Spiced Pear Sour

Crafted by Luca Rapetti from London’s GŎNG Bar, the Oaky & Soy is exactly what the name suggests.

To piece it together you’re going to need only a few simple ingredients below:

  • 50ml Feragaia;
  • 20ml pear puree;
  • 20ml egg white or aquafaba
  • 10ml ginger syrup;
  • 10ml fresh lemon juice; and
  • grated nutmeg garnish

How is Feragaia Made?

Feragaia is made by hand, small batch distilled and manually monitored. Feragaia is made using Scottish water and 14 different botanicals sourced that are predominantly locally sourced and include seaweed, bay leaf and chamomile.

The process to create a single bottle of Feragaia takes over two months and sees the team:

  • separate out botanicals they describe as ‘delicate’ and ‘tough’
  • macerate / soak the more delicate finely tuned botanicals to help extract flavours gently;
  • distil the tougher botanicals such as bay-leaf, bitter orange peel and bay leaf;
  • filter, blend and cut the combination with Scottish water;
  • before bottling.

All this across more than 60 days of work, to just get it ready for your glass.

Glass of feragaia in front of male who is holding it

Who are Feragaia?

Feragaia is developed by Bill Garnock and Jamie Wile in the Scottish Lowlands where so many of the botanicals and ingredients are sourced from and it is name is aptly drafted from Latin and Greek mythology meaning ‘wild earth’

Feragaia a creation that has is designed to break free from norms and the ‘expected’ taste profiles. Instead Feragaia is a spirit that champions inclusiveness and is for people who choose not to drink and are looking for a truly different and unique alternative.

The Round Up: Final Thoughts

Feragaia is a drink all of its own and as the team say it is not trying to be anything else. It is boldly fresh and bright with enough flavour to stand up to everything from a tonic, ginger ale or sweet fruit in a cocktail.

Definitely a spirit that will divide the room and be one that you either love or hate. For me I’m a big fan of those resiny hops and pine based freshness when it comes through in a pale ale or IPA and for this reason I really enjoy the Feragaia.

I have had it straight on ice (for nearly the entire two hours I’ve been putting this piece together) and with ginger ale which allows it to balance the bright fresh notes against the ale’s sweetness and rounded profile.

A rating on this drink is never going to suit everyone due to the polarising flavour but I’m giving it an 8/10.