An aromatic and spiced distilled non-alcoholic spirit. By Holly Graham.
What is it? Seedlip is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, blended and bottled in England. Founded by Ben Branson, a man who forged a career in drinks brands and comes from a family with 300 years of farming heritage, the recipes were first created using his small copper still and inspired by distilled non-alcoholic herbal remedies from The Art of Distillation, a 16th-century treatise by English physician John French. Using a bespoke maceration, copper pot distillation and filtration process for each individual botanical (which are top secret) Seedlip is calorie, sugar, sweetener and artificial flavour-free and is currently available in Spice 94 and Garden 108 varieties.
How does it taste? On the nose, Seedlip Spice 94 is aromatic with strong allspice and cardamom notes, spiked by a lemon sherbet-esque citrus. Cinnamon on the front is followed by a long and bitter taste from oak and cascarilla barks.