Bulgarian lavender

RKL Distillery in Bulgaria

by Andrea Butje on September 1, 2011

On my recent trip to Bulgaria, I visited the wonderful RKL Distillery, located in the village of Bial Briag. RKL Distillery is small, but has extensive, beautiful organic fields of herbs such as Lavender, Melissa, Yarrow and St John’s Wort. One of the three owners of RKL, Alex, graciously met us at the airport in […]

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Ecomaat Distillery in Bulgaria

by Andrea Butje on August 26, 2011

Last week I flew to Bulgaria and met up with my friend Christina, owner of Essential Education International. We visited several distilleries. The first was Ecomaat Distillery. The morning after we arrived in Bulgaria, we drove into the Balkan mountains to a small, beautiful village called Mirkovo. Fortunately, we had a navigation system (with–specifically–a chip […]