★★ Great Spirit “This is one of the most accomplished non-alcoholic spirits I’ve tried. It has a fab clear colour and recognisable bitters aroma with perfumed blood orange, red fruits and rosemary. On the palate it is layered and intense with great concentration; its best feature being the good balance of flavour, sweetness and bitterness – too many overdo the sugar. It can’t quite escape the hole where the alcohol would be but it more than makes up for this on the finish with packs of character. Since we’re not going to be sipping this neat anyway, what really matters is that finish and aroma, as this carries through a mixer in a Spritz or cocktail really well.”
Bittersweet blend of distilled and natural botanicals with 0% abv.
Grown in: Buckingham, UK.
Italian Tarallini biscuits and charcuterie, or a gooey mozzarella and mushroom arancini with tomato salsa dip.
Disclosure & Price
Sample from Wilfred’s. Find in the UK for circa £21.99 direct.
Reviewed and tasted: 20/10/2023
About the Producer
Starting back home in his kitchen, Chris experimented with various blends of botanicals before coming up with Wilfred’s Aperitif. Since then, Wilfred’s has been a huge commercial success in the US, winning a Great Taste Award in 2020 & ‘Best Non-Alcoholic Drink’ at the Great British Food Awards.