Handcrafted, small-batch rakia, made from locally sourced Kyustendil cherries.
Established in 2012, Angelove Estate is a family truffle farm and craft distillery located in the spectacular Kyustendil region. In our copper stills we create our own spin on Bulgaria’s national drink: a boutique rakia from hand-picked cherries, the regional specialty of Kyustendil. The estate is located in two neighboring villages along the Struma river, at the base of the picturesque Konyavo mountain.
Inspired by our love of spirits, we sought to create a craft distillery, where the focus of flavors and aroma dominate our product offerings. Our attention to detail is what sets us apart from other distilleries. Our fruit is handpicked and sorted to ensure only the best and sweetest fruits make it into our mash, with no added sugar or any other additives.
We have two 250-liter copper stills, which are outfitted with a double boiler/water bath system, to control the temperature and quality. We ferment in stainless steel vats using the highest quality yeast and temperature controlled fermentation to preserve the delicate cherry aroma.