Fred’s world reflects the soul of those who want to renew themselves keeping strong the bond with nature and their origins. All spirits, spirits and liqueurs of the Opificio Fred line are craft, created with ingredients natural high quality, made by combining extraordinary aromas of authentic botanicals of the Friuli Venezia Giulia. /p>
Fred stands for Federico. Fred is a alchemist, in continuous dialogue with nature, a researcher who experiments new combinations renewing tastes. A herbalist that grows and cares plants day after day.
Opificio Fred was born from Federico’s passion for plants and nature. As a boy he loved to walk in the woods of his land, collect medicinal and botanical herbs to make homemade liqueurs together with mother Vanda.
He starts by cultivating plants and spices in the meadows near his home, at the foot of the Friulian mountain, while at night he works as a barman in the premises.
Fred is passionate about an ancient herbarium from 1946 and experiments with extraction techniques to create essential oils, timeless fragrances.
In 2014 Fred opens his first workshop in an old abandoned pharmacy in the center of Polcenigo (Pn), one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, where time flows with slow rhythms. For the first time the collected plants become infusions and distillates.
Here begins the period of study and research in the world of spirits. He started his botanical project called "Fred Jerbis": dal friulano " le erbe di Federico".
Fred had a goal: to create the Italian cocktail par excellence, the Negroni. He wanted to produce the best Negroni cocktail in the world, create it with only top quality Italian products and this dream led him to conceive the triptych Gin43, Bitter 34 and Vermut25 by taking up and modernizing an ancient recipe found in his historic herbarium. The numbers near the names of the products indicate the number of herbs and botanicals present in them.
PRESENT AND FUTURE
In 2020 Fred moved the laboratory to the new distillery, always in Polcenigo and in an enchanting location: immersed in the nature of the Friulian foothills and lying on an island surrounded by the river Gorgazzo. It is here that Fred realizes another dream: a botanical garden where you can touch with your hands some of the plants that he cultivates and personally cares for. Today the new Fred Alkemil line comes to life: natural liqueurs, made by hand, in limited quantities and with a herbaceous taste that go well with Fred Jerbis spirits and are suitable for mixing. Fred’s world is a continuous discovery, become part of it!