What to drink when you’re not drinking | Seedlip, the first distilled non-alcoholic spirit
Probably many people have already forgotten about their new year’s resolutions, like #DryJan, not drinking any alcohol in January. Well I have a friend who does always start his resolutions in February creating his own #DryFeb, so this article is for him! Seedlip is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, solving the ever-growing dilemma of ‘what to drink when you’re not drinking®’. Launched in November 2015, Seedlip was immediate sold-out in London’s Selfridges and is now served in over 15 international cities, 100 restaurants with Michelin stars including The Fat Duck and Eleven Madison Park as well as the world’s top cocktail bars including The Dead Rabbit, Dandelyan, Baxter Inn & The Savoy.
Seedlip | The first distilled non-alcoholic spirit
Blended & bottled in England, Seedlip has created a coveted bespoke maceration, copper pot distillation & filtration process for each individual botanical that takes 6 weeks. Seedlip’s spirits boast zero calories, are sugar-free, sweetener-free & artificial flavour-free, making a Seedlip & Tonic the credible adult alternative to alcohol if not drinking.
Available in two expressions, Seedlip Garden 108 captures the essence of the English countryside with sophisticated top notes of the handpicked peas & hay from the founder’s family farm with a complex herbal base character of spearmint, rosemary & thyme. Seedlip Spice 94 is aromatic with strong spice (all spice berries & cardamom) & citrus (lemon & grapefruit peel) top notes and a long bitter from the highest quality barks (Oak & Cascarilla). Both spirits are best served with tonic or as the base for martini or sour style non-alcoholic cocktails. Continuing to break boundaries, Seedlip launched the world’s first NOgroni at the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards 2017.
Seedlip was founded by Ben Branson in his kitchen in the woods with a small copper still and a copy of The Art of Distillation written in 1651 which documented apothecaries’ distilled non-alcoholic herbal remedies. Ben Branson says: “My family’s 300-year farming heritage coupled with a career working on drinks brands laid the foundations to spend two years working with distillers, growers & historians to create adult, complex drinks when, for whatever reason, you’re not drinking alcohol. The response from both the trade & consumers has been overwhelming & we are both proud & humbled to be championed by the world’s food & drink pioneers. Exciting times!”^Marjolein
Website: Seedlip Drinks