Seedlip Spice 94
This non-alcoholic spirit alternative from Seedlip is one of the most innovative products we’ve seen for a long time. It’s made like a gin with botanicals, but is definitely not a gin. The predominant flavour is clove rather than juniper, and, most importantly, it has no alcohol! Perfect if you’re a designated driver or you’re not drinking at the moment.
Creator Ben Branson was bored of sweet, fizzy drinks, and he combined six botanicals to make Seedlip: allspice, grapefruit, lemon peel, cardamom, American oak and cascarilla bark. Together, they make a fresh, warming drink that is full of flavour but is alcohol free.
- Water, Natural Botanical Distillates and Extracts (15%), Preservative: Potassium sorbate, Acid: Citric acid.
- Nutritional Information
- Per 50ml:
Of which saturates: 0.1g
Of which sugars: <0.2g
- Special Instructions
- No need to refrigerate.
Once opened, use within 8 weeks.
- Manufacturer Details
- Seedlip Ltd,
71-75 Shelton Street,
London WC2H 9JQ
Seedlip Spice 94 Reviews
Tasting notes by The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Mixed spice with an extra kick of clove and nutmeg. Rich dried citrus notes add a touch of weight, with zestier notes at the back.
Palate: The spice is up front, as you’d expect, with citrus filling in the gaps. Clove and allspice are at the core with a weighty wrapping of nutmeg and orange peel.
Finish: Short and spicy, but the citrus lingers.
Comment: This is definitely not gin, with clove replacing the more traditional juniper notes. It’s got the spice and citrus it needs to drop replace gin in a G&T, and the mix of flavours opens up possibilities for tasty new combinations with a whole world of mixers.
102 Customer Reviews
So refreshing – I loved it with cucumber, mint and rosemary.
It’s horrible. I can’t understand why people like it? Just tastes very bad.
I definitely agree with the other reviews. This is flavoured water – and there's not much flavour at that. I am so disappointed as it was expensive but thought it would be worth it. I feel like this company is trying to pull the wool over people eyes. I’ve been duped!
Overpriced hydrosol water is what it truely is. You're better off infusing water/soda with your own botanicals. Save the money to buy alcohol instead.
Love this drink. Mix it with ice, tonic water, squeeze of lime and a slice of apple – yummy.
Had this bought for me for Christmas (so glad I didn’t purchase) as I’m pregnant and was craving an espresso martini. Followed the recipe on their website and I could not wait as it had been 8 months. Basically, this should not be marketed as an alcoholic equivalent, it is vile! So overpowering with flavour, it even over powered the coffee! Do not waste your money. Such a shame. I’ll be sticking to sparkling water until baby arrives.
I love this drink. I serve it with whole earth sparkling ginger drink, a slice of lime and crushed ice. If it’s the process that makes the price high then I’m happy to pay it. Beats the sugary synthetic taste of pubs alternatives to alcoholic drinks. Give me some good cheese and olives and a Seedlip, perfect.
Honestly this brand has the best marketing for the worst product. It's astonishingly expensive for what is essentially (badly) flavoured water. If you're trying to cut down on alcohol, you're much better off sticking to sparkling water with fresh lime squeezed in. The flavour with that is much fresher and still has the slight punch you feel with alcohol.
For what it is this product is hugely overpriced. It's pleasant but essentially tastes like flavoured water. I'd have been better off infusing some sparkly water with botanicals. Rip off.
Not nice and such a shame because the idea is brilliant for those who either want to cut down on alcohol or for those who are driving and want to be safe. If they can improve on the recipe then they'll smash it but sadly not as it is because all it tastes of is clove water. I was so very disappointed and out of pocket having wasted twenty six quid. I tried it initially on its own as I was curious to taste it without the tonic but nothing could salvage it with or without the tonic. Cloves are great if you've got a toothache, so I suggest that anyone whose stuck with a bottle like me, keep it as a gargle for your ivories!
LOVED it. Tried it with a bit of ginger ale and an orange slice, instantly bought a bottle.
Don't bother with this! My husband treated me to a bottle to sip with tonic in an effort to cut down on my alcohol intake but I'd rather drink sparkling water! It's so expensive and I feel really disappointed!
Awful – bland doesn’t begin to describe how tasteless this drink is, water tastes like a flavour explosion by comparison
I absolutely love this product and add a dash to Perrier. I don’t understand the reviews that say it’s bland or not strong - you really only need a dash . I would not even attempt to drink it straight. I got the Spice and I taste cardamom not cloves. Unless the reviews for all flavors are grouped together a lot of the negative reviews make no sense. And if one likes gin or whiskey I honestly don’t think you’ll find this “ disgusting “ as I have read other reviews say. And if you hate cloves- it clearly states it’s MADE with cloves.....
Not too sure what they are trying to imitate. I can understand taking the alcohol out as I am sure there may be a market. However what we have been left with is a most bland, depressing drink with really no flavours despite all the hype.
Oh my goodness, I’m stuck with a whole (expensive) bottle of this now! Didn’t realise the dominant taste would be cloves. I hate cloves ... Why don’t they do a small bottle taster set? One of the others might be better, but I’m not going to risk it.
Disgusting. Overpriced stale water. Total waste of money. Do not Buy!
I was surprised by the ingredients having tasted this before reading the list. I thought it has a subtle cucumber/mown grass flavour. It was pleasant but not overpowering mixed with soda water. I think it is overpriced for a non alcoholic product, after all it surely will not be taxed as alcohol would, so although I quite liked it, I would probably stick to tonic without gin as a G&T alternative.
Doesn’t deserve a star – this is absolutely rubbish. A rip-off.