We made a list of some special drinks to elevate your drinking experience. Aquavit, botanical vodka, ruby velven, and more. Cheers!
Aquavit — Scandinavian Gin Substitute
Created to bring the Scandinavian moments to the whole world, Nuet Dry Aquavit is a wonderful gin substitute. It is made from potato-based spirit and botanicals, including caraway blackcurrant, and grapefruit peel.
Read more about Nuet in our blog.
How to drink: Perfect sipped neat as well as with tonic and a slice of grapefruit peel.
Botanical Vodka — Give it a Shot
Bottled under the Cooper King Pilot Series label Black Cardamom Botanical Vodka is a small batch experimental release. Only the heart of each pod is cold-distilled to create a beautifully fresh spirit, with distinctive smoky notes.
This is an incredibly satisfying botanical vodka. Expect fresh eucalyptus notes, hints of cardamom, and a nice smoky finish.
How to drink: Black Cardamom Vodka is amazing served chilled over ice and perfect in a cocktail.
Apple Brandy — A Planet-Positive Spirit
Avallen Calvados is a delicious and climate-positive brandy made from nothing but water, apple, and time. Avallen is aged for two years in French oak before being bottled with no added sugar, caramel or boisé. It is smooth and delicate, with sweet vanilla and floral notes, and seductive apple flavors.
Avallen is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet, and with every bottle sold Avallen Spirits we donate to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to help protect bumblebees across the UK.
How to drink: Avallen is delicious sipped on its own, or paired with a splash of tonic, and garnished with a slice of apple.
Organic Aged Botanical Spirits
Nc'nean Distillery launched their innovative Botanical Spirit Set refined by ageing in three unique casks. Each cask adds one of a kind flavour profile, creating spirits that will liven up your favourite drinks.
The set includes:
- Rich Vanilla — Bourbon Cask, 200ml, 40% ABV.
- Bitter Sweet — Mondino Cask, 200ml, 40% ABV.
- Complex Herbal — Vermouth Cask, 200ml, 40% ABV.
How to drink: Refresh your highball. Pick a flavour, pour over plenty of ice, add Ginger Ale and a slice of your citrus fruit of choice. Or get creative and swap each flavour into your favourite cocktail.
Beer Brewed with Functional Mushrooms
Fungtn is the UK’s first brewery producing adaptogenic alcohol-free beer. The beer is brewed with medicinal mushrooms, packed with antioxidants and claimed to be a natural solution to our daily stresses. Fungtn beer comes in three varieties:
Chaga Lager. Crisp, refreshing dark, European style lager. Malted, chocolate nose with a full rounded body. Enhanced with organic Chaga.
Reishi Citra Beer. Juicy, sweet/sour citra hop beer with a pineapple, grapefruit nose. Enhanced with organic Reishi
Lion’s Mane IPA. Deep, earthy IPA with high notes of peach and stone fruit. Enhanced with organic Lion’s Mane.
Spiced Botanical Rum
Inspired with the idea that one person’s trash is another’s treasure, guys at Warner’s distillery made their spiced rum combining the things no one wanted, including roasted dandelion roots, overripe bananas, and discarded citrus peels.
This unusual marriage of herbs and fruits created an amazing flavour profile and exclusive palate of the rum. Expect a soft and creamy sweetness dancing on your tongue, followed by a delicious combination of dandelion & sichuan spice, vanilla and cinnamon. Discover more about Trash & Treasure in our blog.
How to drink: Warner’s Trash & Treasure Spiced Botanical Rum is stunning neat, served with cola or ginger ale and it also gives a seductive spicy kick in rum-based cocktails.
Ruby Velven — a Sophisticated Non-Alcoholic Drink
NINE ELMS No.18 is an award-winning ruby velven — a new type of non-alcoholic drink, designed to complement good food. Blend of 4 types of berry juice aromatised with 20 natural botanicals. It is a mouth-watering combination bursting with herbaceous notes and warmly-spiced red and black fruit. Try it with antipasti, charcuterie, chargrilled vegetables, roasted meats and cheese.
How to drink: For a delicious non-alc spritz, mix NINE ELMS No.18 with a good quality chilled tonic and finish with a slice of orange.