NLL

NLL nonalcoholic spirit.

Salcombe Distilling Co. has launched ‘New London Light’ (NLL) in the U.S.

Developed by Salcombe Distilling’s Master Distiller, Jason Nickels, NLL is a nonalcoholic spirit. NLL is meant for health-conscious drinkers and those who mindfully choose to reduce or change their alcohol intake.

NLL draws inspiration from Salcombe Distilling Co.’s gin-making principles. The spirit is crafted by first distilling three botanicals: Macedonian juniper berries, ginger and habanero capsicum. Fifteen additional botanicals are blended into the base liquid, delivering layers with hints of citrus orange and sage, the company says.

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Free of sugar and allergens, this 0% ABV spirit is also low in calories (<1 cal per fl oz) and vegan-friendly. 

NLL is made with all-natural ingredients chosen for their flavor characteristics and complementary health benefits, the company says.

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This new spirit from Salcombe Distilling Co., located in a former boathouse overlooking the coastline of South Devon, celebrates Salcombe’s maritime history. Named after an iconic lighthouse marking the entrance to the deep-water harbor in Long Island Sound, New London Light was once a beacon for the crews of 19th-century Salcombe Fruit Schooners trading cargoes of fruits and spices with the Americas.

“A demand continues to surface and a new wave of excellence is breaking for quality nonalcoholic spirits,” says Co-founder of Salcombe Distilling Co., Angus Lugsdin. “We are extremely proud of the reputation we have built as an award-winning distillery and it was a natural evolution for us to apply our spirits expertise to the no-alcohol space. ‘New London Light’ is an opportunity to offer clarity of flavor and clarity of mind in a bottle. We hope to continue to share our passion for the sea and for great taste, with all drinkers, encouraging exploration and adventure of all kinds.”

On the nose of NLL is orange citrus, aromatic cardamom and herbaceous rosemary and sage, the company reports. The palate is a balance of juniper, ginger and habanero capsicum, the company adds, with fragrant bitterness from sage and cascarilla bark. The finish has sweet orange and star anise, lengthened with floral coriander and lemongrass.

The suggested retail price is $34.99 per 750-ml. bottle.

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