Over 300 years ago, it was common for physicians to distill herbal remedies using copper stills, harnessing the power of nature & alchemy to solve medical maladies. In 1651, one such physician, John French, published The Art of Distillation, documenting these non-alcoholic recipes. At that same time, a family in Lincolnshire had started farming, hand-sowing seeds using baskets called ‘seedlips’.
Centuries later, Ben Branson stumbled upon John French’s recipes. Ever the tinkerer, he was inspired to purchase a small copper still and experiment with distilling herbs grown in his garden at home.
And so began two meticulous years of perfecting the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit–combining Ben’s farming heritage, love of nature & design, and fulfilling the need for a sophisticated non-alcoholic option.
Ben launched Seedlip Spice 94 in London’s Selfridges on November 4th, 2015. His first handmade 1,000 bottles sold out within three weeks, the second thousand in three days, and the third in 30 minutes online.
What makes Seedlip stand out?
Seedlip is 8 years old. Two gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, opening up additional offices in Los Angeles and Sydney, launching their most recent citrus expression, Seedlip Grove 42, publishing a Cocktail Book with Penguin, the global launch of the first-ever no & low alcohol cocktail concept (Nolo®) are just some of the many highlights thus far.
And since, Seedlip has been embraced by the world’s best bars, restaurants, hotels and retailers across the globe. What began in a kitchen in the woods is now leading a worldwide revolution–changing the way we drink.
Most celebrated Seedlip products.
Seedlip has three non-alcoholic spirits available in Canada – Seedlip Garden (herbal), Seedlip Spice (aromatic) and Seedlip Grove (citrus). They are all unique flavour profiles and do not directly mimic traditional styles. They’re made with distilled botanicals and contain no sugar or calories. They’re made for mixing and are intended as the based spirits for flavourful and sophisticated Non Alcoholic Cocktails.
Why Alambika chose Seedlip?
All ingredients are high quality, carefully sourced & uniquely combined. The plants serve the palate w/ a unique & natural tasting flavor. Some of the ingredients are: lemongrass, blood orange, mandarin, oak, green cardamon, hops, peas and rosemary.
Who uses Seedlip?
Seedlip cocktails are poured at some of Canada’s – and the World’s – best bars, restaurants and hotels. Canadians and travellers can enjoy Seedlip cocktails at Fairmont Hotels, Atwater Cocktail Club and Milky Way Cocktail Bar, Four Seasons MTL, Mother Cocktail Bar Toronto