World’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit arrives on American soil

Seedlip (credit: Seedlip Drinks)

Seedlip, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, is now launching in the US.

And while we here at LLNYC — the alcohol-appreciators that we are — were about to poke fun at the idea of a non-alcoholic spirit, it comes with a degree of pedigree, so we’ll bite our tongues. You’ll find it served up in top NYC spots The Dead Rabbit and Eleven Madison Park. It’s also found in more than 60 Michelin-starred restaurants and in top bars around the world such as the American Bar at the Savoy in London.

The spirit comes two ways: there’s the floral Seedlip Garden 108, which sounds like it would make a pretty tasty — if alcohol free — gin and tonic substitute. Then there’s the aromatic and woody Seedlip Spice 94, which appears to be the hangover free alternative to rum.

Low and no ABV drinks are more popular than ever, and it looks as though the trend is here to stay.

“At just 18 months old, we are excited to formally launch Seedlip in the U.S., a key market for the company,” said Seedlip founder Ben Branson in a press release. “We are looking forward to complementing the dynamic food and drink scene here with grown-up and great tasting non-alcoholic cocktails.”