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About Us

The Roots of Seedlip

Seedlip is on a mission to change the way the world drinks with the highest quality non-alcoholic options.

Seeds Sown

Over 300 years ago, it was common for physicians to distill herbal remedies using copper stills, harnessing the power of nature & alchemy to solve medical maladies. In 1651, one such physician, John French, published The Art of Distillation, documenting these non-alcoholic recipes. At that same time, a family in Lincolnshire had started farming, hand-sowing seeds using baskets called ‘seedlips’.

Centuries later, Ben Branson stumbled upon John French’s recipes. Ever the tinkerer, he was inspired to purchase a small copper still and experiment with distilling herbs grown in his garden at home.

After a few months’ time, while dining at an upscale London restaurant, Ben ordered a non-alcoholic cocktail. To his dismay, he was served a pink, sugary drink that neither paired with the meal, nor the atmosphere.

And so began two meticulous years of perfecting the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit–combining Ben’s farming heritage, love of nature & design, and fulfilling the need for a sophisticated non-alcoholic option.

Green Shoots

Those years resulted in the development of Seedlip’s bespoke, six-week maceration, distillation, filtration, and blending process–for which each individual botanical ingredient is distilled separately, before blending. This process results in a liquid devoid of alcohol and sugar.

Ben launched Seedlip Spice 94 in London’s Selfridges on November 4th, 2015. His first handmade 1,000 bottles sold out within three weeks, the second thousand in three days, and the third in 30 minutes online.

BUD TO BLOOM

The pioneering movement of offering those not drinking alcohol a sophisticated, adult option has since become a segment all its own: the ever-growing no & low alcohol category.

And since, Seedlip has been embraced by the world’s best bars, restaurants, hotels and retailers across the globe. What began in a kitchen in the woods is now leading a worldwide revolution–changing the way we drink.

FIRST HARVEST

Seedlip is only four years old, and we’ve been humbled by the response. Two gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, opening up additional offices in Los Angeles and Sydney, launching our most recent citrus expression, Seedlip Grove 42, publishing a Cocktail Book with Penguin, the global launch of the first-ever no & low alcohol cocktail concept (Nolo®) are just some of the many highlights thus far. We’re still very much just getting started.

Ultimately, regardless of why you’re not drinking, we’re proud to offer you the choice of a flavorful, sophisticated, adult option.

Founder Ben Branson

Seedlip is working with the natural world to change the way the world drinks!

Our Growing Promises

  • Carbon Neutral by 2022
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Natural Ingredients

All our ingredients are high quality, carefully sourced & uniquely combined. Our plants serve the palate w/ a unique & natural tasting flavor.

Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange

Sour character combined w/ a complex profile.

Nature Fact:

Known as the Seville Orange or Marmalade Orange.

Blood Orange

Blood Orange

Not-so-sweet blend w/ a soft berry overtone.

Nature Fact:

The Blood Orange is a natural hybrid of Pomelo & Tangerine.

Seedlip Ingredient LEMONGRASS

Lemongrass

Complex rooty spice balanced by a zesty freshness

Nature Fact:

Known as barbed wire grass or silky heads.

Lemon

Lemon

Sour acidic freshness paired w/ a zesty nature.

Nature Fact:

Lemon entered Europe no later than the 2nd Century during the time of Ancient Rome.

Seedlip Ingredient Oranfe

Mandarin

Bright and fragrant Orange aroma.

Nature Fact:

Mandarins are recognized by the characteristic of possessing loose-fitting skin.

Seedlip Ingredient Ginger

Ginger

Sweet and mysterious warmth of root.

Nature Fact:

The Ginger plant can grow about a meter tall.

Seedlip Ingredient Allspice

All Spice

Seed encouraged to amplify nutmeg, cinnamon & clove.

Nature Fact:

The fruits are picked when green & unripe.

Seedlip Ingredient Oak

Oak

Dry & tannic style and tone.

Nature Fact:

Commonly used to make bourbon & wine barrels.

Green Cardamon

Green Cardamon

A floral and fragrant sense of style.

Nature Fact:

The third most expensive spice in the world.

Cascarilla

Cascarilla

Sweet and a nutty aromatic aroma.

Nature Fact:

Native to the Caribbean and is historically known for being used in vermouth and amaro.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit

Embellished with fantastic bitterness & mature tartness.

Nature Fact:

Originated in Barbados from an accidental cross between a Sweet Orange & a Pomelo.

Lemon

Lemon

Sour acidic freshness paired w/ a zesty nature.

Nature Fact:

Lemon entered Europe no later than the 2nd Century during the time of Ancient Rome.

Seedlip Ingredient Peas

Peas

Fresh note w/ all the goodness. Eat your peas please.

Nature Fact:

A delicacy in the 17th Century, kings would wow their guests by simply serving peas.

Seedlip Ingredient Hay

Hay

Unique green & dry quality flavor.

Nature Fact:

Commonly used to make bourbon & wine barrels.

Seedlip Ingredient Spearmint

Spearmint

Minty freshness for a clean finish.

Nature Fact:

Fittingly known as "garden mint".

Seedlip Ingredient Rosemamry

Rosemary

Fragrant leaves paired w/a woody herb flavor.

Nature Fact:

The first documented cultivation of Hops was in AD736 in Germany.

Seedlip Ingredient Hops

Hops

Slightly bitter kick w/ a peppery tone.

Nature Fact:

The first documented cultivation of Hops was in AD736 in Germany.

Seedlip Ingredient Thyme

Thyme

Piney, peppery twist w/ lemon and mint.

Nature Fact:

Used for culinary, medicinal & ornamental purposes.

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