The Wild Alps
In 2016, Theresia Angel-Hämmerle and Peter Angel from Vorarlberg founded “The Wild Alps”, based in Balgach, Switzerland, to develop and produce an exceptional portfolio of fine spirits. Their vision was to capture the quintessence of gin, whisky, rum and vodka to really excite aficionados.
The two founders brought with them over 20 years' experience from the spirits industry, where they had worked as developers and producers. The philosophy of the “Angels” is quite simple: they produce what they like. Combining alchemy and adventure in their craftsmanship as distillers, they are open to experimenting with exceptional and unusual ingredients that are full of character.
They drew their main inspiration from the Alps, more precisely from the Villa Maund in Vorarlberg in Austria. This Alpine villa was built according to the plans of William Morris in the late 19th century and served as a hunting lodge for the passionate alpinist Sir John Oakley Maund. The interior design includes some expressive fabric patterns and a tapestry called “The Strawberry Thief”, which were produced in William Morris’ workshops in 19th century England. Theresia Angel-Hämmerle incorporated these patterns and fabrics into her product design and created velvet labels for some of her products. This won her the “Packaging Design” award from the IWSC in London. The Alpine flora in the region also provides the two founders with inspiration for their wild Alpine creations. In the meantime, they are now able to look back on numerous national and international accolades, repeatedly awarded "Best Gin" and "Best Rum (of Switzerland).
Spirits from The Wild Alps
Gift Collections from The Wild Alps
from The Wild Alps
Domaine de Cabasse
This winery with its idyllic country hotel and restaurant is situated amidst vines between the towns of Séguret and Sablet, a half-hour drive from Orange, or Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The origins of the Domaine de Cabasse date back to when the Papal seat was in Avignon. Over time, the original Italian name Casa Bassa (the house below the village) became Cabasse.
Massena / Jaysen Collins
Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins were college friends, and in the late 1990s they decided to put their talents together to produce wine. Recently, Jaysen Collins has taken charge of the "Massena" project on his own.The grapes are purchased from growers in Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill in the northwest Barossa Valley.
Bodega Palacios Remondo
He was born 'at home', right above his father's bodega – Álvaro Palacios, Spains star vintner. The scent of wine and barrels must have been lying in the air and thus dictated his further life. He studied oenology in Bordeaux and gathered professional experience at the Château Pétrus, and in London, Dublin, and California. Today, he owns vines in the Priorat county, in Bierzo, and at home in the Rioja, and proves his extraordinary talent with premium wines year after year.