Cornish no-ABV botanical ‘spirit’ hits the market


Pentire, a new non-alcoholic botanical ‘spirit’ inspired by plants native to the Cornish coastline, has launched in the UK.

The Port Isaac-based brand is founded by Alistair Frost, a former surf instructor at Polzeath Beach in north Cornwall. It is inspired by Alistair’s previous work in the drinks industry and love of coastal living and an active lifestyle.

Pentire Adrift includes a blend of ingredients such as rock samphire, sea purslane, sage and sea rosemary. Distilled, bottled and labelled by hand in Cornwall, the liquid is free from added sugar, artificial colours and artificial flavourings.

Alistair said: “Pentire is a celebration of the plant life found on our surrounding headlands. An incredible range of botanicals grow here due to a unique combination of favourable climate, soil pH, and air moisture.

“Through research and experimentation with local botanists, distillers and brewers, we have created our first non-alcoholic spirit, Adrift, which captures the botanical range, and the flavours they deliver through careful distillation.

“I wanted to bottle the coastal experience – something which could be enjoyed in a bar, pub, or restaurant, as well as at home or somewhere wild and remote.”

Pentire is currently stocked by a number of renowned Cornish restaurants, including Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Prawn on the Lawn, and Paul Ainsworth at Number 6.

The company is donating a percentage of proceeds to local sea conservation charities to help protect the environment for a cleaner future.

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