Our Suppliers | Pentire Drinks
Hi and welcome to our local artisan and gifts range. In this regular newsletter series we are going to look at local artisan producers who reflect all that is special and unique to our region. Today we are delighted to highlight Pentire Drinks and introduce Alistair Frost.
” Pentire is unique due to our flavour profile and being full of purpose. Standing for adventurous and active lifestyles is something in spirits that has been ‘marketed’ by alcohol companies for a while. However, we believe that less alcohol and a more active lifestyle is a healthier and happier one. ”
” I have spent years in the drinks industry drinking less and less myself and noticed alcohol consumption dropping. I decided to research plant life in our local area as plant-based eating and drinking was becoming increasingly popular.
After learning about the huge range of plants growing around here and our unique growing conditions, I started experimenting by distilling sea herbs and seasonal plants, learning about the amazing flavours they created. After a huge amount of trial, testing and error Pentire was born into life. ”
” We get asked frequently why Pentire is called a spirit when our ingredients do not contain alcohol. This is because Pentire is not a cordial, it contains no sugar and is made by distillation which is the same technique you use to make alcohol. There are technical parts to our process before and after distillation too. ”
” My favourite part of the job is being able to work in the drinks industry, working with some of the best chef’s and mixologists in the world and not having to drink any alcohol in the process meaning I can jump in the sea or do activities in the evening. ”
” WestCountry have a friendly team, a great reputation and after seeing the vans parked outside the best local deli’s and restaurants as I was growing up I thought ‘I would love to work with those guys when I grow up’. ”
” Moving forward we are going to be expanding our team, growing our product range and focusing more on looking after our oceans with our community. We are also expanding our reach working with leading bars, restaurants and retailers locally. ”
Through research and experimentation with local botanists, distillers and brewers Pentire have created a non-alcoholic spirit that captures the botanical range and their flavours through careful distillation. Made from unique plants native to the North Cornwall coastline.