South African drinks company Truman & Orange has brought the distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip, to South Africa
Seedlip uses manufacturing processes, ingredients, formats and occasions common to their alcoholic counterparts, to produce a sophisticated alternative non-alcoholic drink.
It promises zero calories and is sugar-free, sweetener-free and artificial flavour-free.
Launched in November 2015, Seedlip sold out in London’s Selfridges and is now served in 150 Michelin-star restaurants and the world’s top cocktail bars, hotels, restaurants and retailers across London, Barcelona, Stockholm, Berlin, Copenhagen, Milan, Stockholm, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne and now South Africa.
Ben Branson founded Seedlip in his kitchen in the English woods with a small copper still ad a copy of The Art of Distillation written in 1651, which documents distilled non-alcoholic herbal remedies used by apothecaries.
Blended and bottled in England, Seedlip has created a bespoke maceration, copper pot distillation and filtration process for each individual botanical that takes six weeks.
Available in two expressions, Seedlip Garden 108 captures the essence of the English countryside with top notes of the handpicked peas and hay from the founder’s family farm with a herbal base character of spearmint, rosemary and thyme.
Seedlip Spice 94 is aromatic with strong spice (allspice berries and cardamom) and citrus (lemon and grapefruit peel) top notes and a long bitter from the highest quality barks (oak and cascarilla).
Both spirits are best served with tonic or as the base for martini or sour style non-alcoholic cocktails. Visit