Seadrift’s second release: a fresh take on non-alc gin

March 12, 2021
By Ioni Doherty

Fresh on the heels of officially opening its doors as Australia’s first non-alcoholic distillery, Seadrift has released Seadrift Coast, an Australian take on gin that combines the pristine beauty of Sydney’s Northern Beaches with the London tradition of gin-making.

Seadrift Co-Founder Alastair Whiteley says, “Seadrift Coast is an ode to our stunning Northern Beaches and a celebration of the distillers along the Thames in London, where London dry gin was born. It brings together the fresh crisp flavours of the beaches, with juniper berries the core ingredient in traditional London gins.”

“I am a huge fan of basil and juniper so I absolutely love this drink. To me it’s even better than gin. I can’t wait for people to try it!” says Alastair.

Seadrift Coast opens with the natural sweetness of freshly torn basil leaves combined with the citrus zing of lemongrass. This evolves into the peppery complexity of juniper berries and finishes with a faint note of golden sea kelp, foraged from Mona Vale beach, which coats the mouth and helps the flavours to linger for longer.

Seadrift Coast is low in calories with no sugar nor alcohol, so whether you’re abstaining or simply cutting back, Coast is the perfect gin replacement.

Seadrift Co-Founders and husband-and-wife team Alastair and Carolyn Whiteley live on the northern beaches, after having worked in the spirts and design industries in London for many years.

“Australia is very similar to the UK with its pub and restaurant culture at the heart of how we socialise, and throw in our outdoor gatherings and barbecues, and you quickly see that alcohol plays a big role in our lives here in Australia,” says Carolyn, “But there is a growing shift towards a more balanced approach to alcohol.”

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