Non alcoholic gin review: Brunswick Aces Hearts Sapiir and Brunswick Aces Spades Sapiir

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A review of Brunswick Aces Spades Sapiir and Brunswick Aces Hearts Sapiir.

The drink samples in the video were provided by Brunswick Aces. The review of the products are our own view.

Product information – Brunswick Aces Spades Sapiir

Available at masterofmalt.com for £27.49 for a 700ml bottle

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy TBC
Fat TBC
-of which saturates TBC
Carbohydrate TBC
-of which sugars TBC
Protein TBC
Salt TBC

Ingredients
TBC

Botanicals: Green Cardamom, parsley, sweet citrus, lemon myrtle (native to Australia), Tasmanian Pepperberry.

Recommended mixer: With tonic as a G&T or with cranberry juice or ginger ale.

Recommended garnishes: Dried grapefruit, rosemary, strawberry or lime.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A very accessible and refreshing drink, great with tonic. The fresh green cardamom really comes through and there are also lemon and pepper aromas. The pepper builds, leading to a pleasant heat on the finish. Good quality.

Score
7.5/10

Product information – Brunswick Aces Hearts Sapiir

Available at masterofmalt.com for £22.95 for 700ml

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy TBC
Fat TBC
-of which saturates TBC
Carbohydrate TBC
-of which sugars TBC
Protein TBC
Salt TBC

Ingredients
TBC

Botanicals: Cassia bark, ginger, sweet citrus and Australian Wattleseed.

Recommended mixer: Use with tonic or with sweeter mixers, such as yuzu or blood orange.

Recommended garnishes: Garnished can come from the “entire spice shop” from rose petals to star anise.

Summary
Subtle flavours of anise, wood, ginger and citrus are evident. When mixed with tonic the anise seems to get a boost and taste even stronger, producing a refreshing and characterful drink. Fair quality.

Score
6.5/10

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Non-alcoholic spirits review: Eceaux Tranquilité and Eceaux Vitalité

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A review of Exeaux Tranquilite and Eceaux Vitalite.

The drink samples in the video were provided by Eceaux. The reviews of the products are our own views.

Product information – Eceaux Tranquilite

Available at eceauxdrinks.com for £34.99

Alcohol content: 0.5% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 169Kj 40Kcal
Fat 0.0g
-of which saturates 0.0g
Carbohydrate 6.9g
-of which sugars 2.6g
Protein 0.0g
Salt 0.04g

Ingredients
Water, glycerine, natural botanical distillates, extracts and flavours including passion flower, valerian root, chamomile and gentian, sugar, acidity regulator: citric acid, preservatives: sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A complex and sophisticated drink with a firey ginger punch. Aromas of lemon peel, ginger, valerian, chamomile and wood. Good with ginger ale, tonic or soda water. Also works in a non-alcoholic Mojito, or “Nojito.” I suspect it could also work well in a daquiri cocktail. Quite dry tasting and savoury. People who enjoy London Dry Gin’s may enjoy this. Sweeter fruit gin lovers may not. Very good quality.

Score
8/10

Product information – Eceaux Vitalite

Available at eceauxdrinks.com for £34.99

Alcohol content: 0.5%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 179Kj 43Kcal
Fat 0.0g
-of which saturates 0.0g
Carbohydrate 7.9g
-of which sugars 2.7g
Protein 0.0g
Salt 0.05g

Ingredients
Water, glycerine, natural botanical distillates, extracts and flavours including panax ginseng, wormwood, spirulina and gentian, sugar, acidity regulator: citric acid, preservatives: sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A spicy ginger-led spirit with lots of character and citrus (orange and lemon peel). Well balanced, sophisticated and savoury. Lovers of dry gins will probably like this, but it may be too dry and savoury for sweet, fruit gin drinkers. Great with soda water or tonic. Classy. Exeptional quality.

Score
9/10

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Tequila review: Mockingbird Spirit Non-alcoholic Tequila

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A review of Mockingbird Spirit Non-Alcoholic.

The drink sample in the video was provided by Mockingbird. The review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available from: Tame Tipple.

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Alcohol content: 0.0%

Vegan

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 102Kj 24Kcal
Fat 0.1g
-of which saturates 0.1g
Carbohydrate 5.7g
-of which sugars 5.7g
Protein 0.1g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
Water, natural botanical distillates and extracts including Blue Weber Agave, Ashwaghandha, cinnamon, vanilla, pepper, lemon, Habanero Chilli, Preservatives: Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A very pleasant and versatile non-alcoholic Tequila alternative which works well over ice with a slice of lime with soda water or tonic water. Would also work well in a margarita cocktail or any tequila based cocktail.

It is not just a tequila subtitute, however, it has other flavours to it which are not encountered in a Tequila. Aromas include agave, vanilla, smoke, subtle chilli, lemon peel, cinnamon and a subtle eartiness.

It is sweet and pleasant to taste on its own too. Well balanced and very good quality.

Score
8.5/10

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Gin review: Amplify Zing and Zest Non-alcoholic

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A review of Amplify Zing and Zest with Mediterranean Tonic.

The drink sample in the video was provided by Amplify. The review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Tesco for £15 for a 500ml bottle, and for £2 for a 250ml can mixed with mediterranean tonic

Alcohol content: 0.0%

65 calories per 250ml can.

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 112Kj 26Kcal
Fat <0.1g
-of which saturates <0.1g
Carbohydrate 6.5g
-of which sugars 6.2g
Protein 0.1g
Salt <0.0125g

Ingredients
Carbonated water, Amplify Zing and Zest (water, natural botanical distillates, extracts and natural flavours, maltodextrin, white wine vinegar), sugar, citric acid, natural tonic flavouring (quinine). Preservatives: sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.

Summary
Complex and refreshing with notes of orange, lemon and grapefruit peels.

Score
8/10

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Gin review: Seedlip Garden 108

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A review of Seedlip Garden 108.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Waitrose for £26.50

Alcohol content: 0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 0Kj 0Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 0g
-of which sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
Water, natural botanical distillates and extracts (15%), Preservative: Potassium sorbate, Acid: Citric acid.

Summary
Slightly unbalanced with excessive coriander burn and flavour. It tastes a bit rough as a result. Aromas of coriander, cucumber, mint, basil, pea and grass. Poor quality.

Score
5.5/10

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Caleno Juniper and Inca Berry Non Alcoholic Spirit review

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A review of Caleno Juniper and Inca Berry Non Acloholic Spirit.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available from: Tame Tipple.

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Alcohol content: 0.0%

Sugar free/sweetener free/no artificial flavourings.

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 166Kj 39Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 9g
-of which sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
Water, glycerine, botanical distillates and extracts including South American incan berry, juniper, coriander, cardamom, pineapple, papaya, natural flavourings, Acid: citric acid, Preservative: Potassium sorbate.

Summary
A very fruity and tropical spirit with a hint of juniper. Everything about it says summer and sun. Can be drunk neat or with tonic. Very good quality.

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Seedlip Grove 42 Citrus review

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A review of Seedlip Grove 42 Citrus.

Product information

Available in most supermarkets for £26 for a 700ml bottle

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Non-alcoholic, sugar free, sweetener free, no artificial flavours.

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 0Kj 0Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 0g
-of which sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
Water, natural botanical distillates and extracts (15%), Perservative: potassium sorbate, Acid: citric acid.

Summary

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Seedlip Spice 94 Review

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A review of Seedlip Spice 94.

Product information

700ml bottle available at all major supermarkets for £26

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 0Kj 0Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 0g
-of which sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
Water, natural botanical distillates and extracts (15%), Perservative: Postassium sorbate, Acid: Citric acid.

Summary
Sophisticated and complex with aromas including bitter bark, grapefruit peel, clove and allspice. Tasted neat it is quite astringent, but with tonic this sensation almost disappears leaving an elegant drink with good balance and complexity.

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Gordon’s Alcohol Free review

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A review of Gordon’s Alcohol Free.

Product information

Available at all major supermarkets for £14

Alcohol content: 0.0%

Nutrition information per 100ml

Energy 48Kj 12Kcal Fat 0g -of which saturates 0g Carbohydrate 0g -of which sugars 0g Protein 0g Salt less than 0.1g

Ingredients

Water, natural flavourings, preservatives: potassium sorbate; dimethyl dicarbonate; sodium benzoate, acids: tartaric acid, phosphoric acid, acidity regulator: tirsodium citrate, salt, sweeteners: sucralose; acesulfame K.

Summary

A very commercial gin alternative with pronounced juniper, and liquorice and lemon peel aromas. Garnish with a slice of lime. Good quality.

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Marks and Spencer’s 0% alc Botanicals review

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Review of Marks and Spencer’s 0% alc Botanicals.

Product information

Available at Marks and Spencer for £12 (500ml bottle)

Alcohol content: 0%

Nutrition information per 100ml

Energy TBD Carbohydrate TBD -of which sugars TBD

Ingredients

Springwater, botanical distillates and extracts, juniper, cardomom, pink peppercorn, rose, lavendar, all spice, grapefruit peel, lime peel, ginger extract, wormwood, citric acid, preservative.

Summary

Very floral with aromas of rose petals and lavender. Also has strong notes of citrus and a restrained juniper character. Very good.

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