Cornish Pentire joins alcohol-free botanical spirit sector

A botanical spirit inspired by plants native to the Cornish coastline has joined the UK’s line-up of alcohol-free drinks.

Pentire Adrift, founded by Alistair Frost, is made from 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.

Frost 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.”

Frost set up Pentire in May 2019, having been inspired by his previous work in the drinks industry, and love of coastal living and active lifestyle.

He said: “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.”

The company, based in Port Isaac, donates a percentage of proceeds to local sea conservation charities to help protect the environment for a cleaner future.

Pentire is available online at pentiredrinks.com and in a number of South West national independent restaurants and retailers, including Restaurant Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth at Number 6. A 70cl bottle is priced at £26.80. 

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