Created by former British racing driver Hamish Gordon, The Driver’s Tipple is described as a distinctively British alternative to gin, uncompromising in taste, just without the effects of alcohol.
This exciting new premium drinks brand is distilled in London with all the flavours of a classic London Dry gin, made from classic gin botanicals including prominent notes of juniper with ginger, angelica, cardamom, grapefruit and coriander.
Due to be released across the UK from September 2018, The Driver’s Tipple caters to designated drivers and consumers who wish to enjoy a sophisticated drink, without the alcohol. And what’s more, its entirely sugar-free ingredients also make it a low calorie alternative appealing to those seeking a health-conscious alternative to a cocktail.
Alcohol free spirits are made through the distillation of botanicals, up to 35! These are then mixed to create the flavour, many of which now go past just imitating a gin, vodka or vermouth taste but instead create a whole new flavour! Across Europe drinks below 0.5% ABV are classed as ‘alcohol free’. In the UK drinks that are between 0.05% and 0.5% ABV are classed as non-alcoholic.
Gluten Free Explained
Gluten is a protein compound found most commonly in the grains wheat, barley, rye and oats. Wheat and barley are often key ingredients in producing drinks such as beer and in sealing wine casks. Gluten free drinks avoid using such products. To label as gluten free the product must have below 20 parts per million of gluten, which is barley a trace!
Is this really sugar free?
Yes this sugar has zero sugar! Products with a higher sugar content cause a spike in insulin and we react by storing more carbs as fat. You may also notice that although lower in sugar there is some carbs, this is usually more complex forms of sugar such as starches and fibre and the body uses these for energy.
How is this product Vegan Friendly?
The drink is free from any animal products or derivatives. In addition the bottle, label and glue is also free from animal products.