New London Light

Devon-based Salcombe Distilling Co has released its first non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ – New London Light (NLL). The low-calorie, alcohol-free liquid is crafted by first distilling three botanicals – rich Macedonian juniper berries, ginger and habenero capsicum. Fifteen additional botanicals are then blended into the base liquid, delivering “complex layers with hints of citrus orange and sage”. NLL is …

Fluère Smoked Agave

Distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand Fluère has added a new Smoked Agave flavour to its range. Fluère Smoked Agave is an alcohol-free mezcal alternative produced using the same techniques as alcohol-based spirits, with the addition of fresh Salmiana agave juice from Mexico. The clear spirit is said to have notes of smoke, honey and fresh pear …

KVÎST

KVÎST, a new premium non-alcoholic distilled spirit, has launched in the UK with distribution agency Craftwork. Created by The Bloomsbury Club UK, KVÎST, which takes its name from the old Norsk word meaning ‘twig’ or ‘botany’, is inspired by Nordic traditions and foraged forest plants. The liquid itself is a handcrafted blend of eight botanicals: …

Pentire

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 …

Gnista non-alcoholic 'spirit'

Following a successful on-trade launch in Scandinavia, premium non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ brand Gnista has made its way to the UK market. Produced in small batches in Skåne, Sweden, Gnista champions modern gastronomy, food technology and classic spirit making techniques, where distillation, brewing and barrel ageing are central. The brand’s first expression, Floral Wormwood, is “aromatic and …

Three Spirit

Non-alcoholic drinks brand Three Spirit has introduced two new variants to its plant-powered portfolio, designed to “stimulate the palate, mind and body”. Developed by co-founders Tatiana Mercer, Dash Lilley and Meeta Gournay, the Three Spirit range has been created in response to the “semi-sober consumer” and those who seek “exciting functional alternatives that offer more …

Stryyk menu hack tool

Non-alcoholic spirits brand Stryyk has created a new menu hack tool to help operators capitalise on the demand for low and no-alcohol serves. The new campaign, and Stryyk’s overall mission, is to help the on-trade take measures to maximise the opportunity non-alcoholic spirits presents by “optimising menus and encouraging consumers to trade up from low-margin …

Feragaia

A new premium alcohol-free spirit from Scotland, made using local land and sea botanicals, has launched to the UK market. Distilled, blended and bottled in the Scottish Lowlands, Feragaia is made with 14 botanicals, including locally-sourced serrated wrack (seaweed), bay leaf and chamomile. The liquid is hand-blended and cut with Scottish water. With over a …

A new range of alcohol-free spirits and liqueurs under the brand Lyre’s has arrived in the UK via distributor Proof Drinks. The Lyre’s portfolio currently boasts 13 different spirits and liqueurs, including gin, whisky, rum, dry and sweet vermouth, absinthe, triple sec, amaretto and coffee liqueur. Lyre’s has been developed to recreate the “tell-tale burn …