Angelica Root and Angelica Seed
Trade in angelica root and angelica seed is extremely specialised with only a few recognised uses (the production of Gin being one of them).
As well as distilling, angelica is also used for decorating cakes and the perfumery trade. It is grown by a small number of farmers and at Beacon Commodities we have worked hard to expand our supply from regions and countries across Europe.
It is grown in Belgium, Germany, France and Poland. Beacon Commodities ensure they undertake annual trips to the growing regions to retain relationships with farmers and check on the quality of harvest. Harvests can be adversely affected by the weather as conditions may restrict access to the fields for harvesting.
Angelica root is probably the third most important botanical used in the production of Gin. It’s importance comes from being a fixative used by many distillers to produce Gin and therefore ‘bind’ many of the other volatile oils.