New non-alcoholic spirit uses Cornish botanicals to inspire the adventures of tomorrow
A brand new non-alcoholic botanical spirit, inspired by plants native to the Cornish coastline, has launched in the UK. Pentire, based in Port Isaac, was founded by Alistair Frost. He said: “Pentire is a celebration of the plant life found on our surrounding headlands. An incredible range of botanicals grow here due to a unique combination of favourable climate, soil pH, and air moisture. Through research and experimentation with local botanists, distillers and brewers, we have created our first non-alcoholic spirit, Adrift, which captures the botanical range, and the flavours they deliver through careful distillation.”
A former surf instructor at Polzeath Beach in north Cornwall, Alistair set up Pentire in May 2019. Described as a ‘drink for tomorrow’, Pentire was inspired by his previous work in the drinks industry, and love of coastal living and an active lifestyle. Since soft launching, he began working with some of Cornwall’s best bartenders, high-end retailers, and Michelin- starred restaurants.
Alistair continued: “I wanted to bottle the coastal experience. Something which could be enjoyed in a bar, pub, or restaurant, as well as at home or somewhere wild and remote. We believe in adventure, exploration and independence, and to live life to the fullest means being ready, come dawn or dusk, for the activities that excite, challenge and fulfil you. Drinking shouldn’t hold you back from the adventures of tomorrow.”
Pentire Adrift includes a blend of ingredients such as rock samphire, sea purslane, sage, and sea rosemary. It is also free from added sugar, artificial colours and artificial flavourings. Pentire is distilled, bottled and labelled by hand, producing a drink which harnesses the power, beauty and immense flavour of the plants. The company donates a percentage of proceeds to local sea conservation charities to help protect the environment for a cleaner future.