Caleño is latest non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ to launch

3rd January, 2019 by Melita Kiely

As Dry January gets underway, a new Colombia-inspired non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ has hit the market – Caleño.

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Caleño is a new Colombia-inspired non-alcoholic ‘spirit’

Created by Ellie Webb, Caleño is made with botanicals including juniper, coriander, cardamom green, citrus, spices and Sicilian lemon peel, which have been steam-distilled in stainless steel drums.

It is recommended served with tonic water and garnished with an inca berry.

Founder Webb said: “I’ve cut down my drinking massively over the years as I want to live more of a healthier/ balanced lifestyle.

“Caleño’s audience is therefore in a similar age bracket to me and my friends, 18-30-year-olds, who want to make the most of their lives, but don’t want the hangover to go with it.”

The alcohol-free ‘spirit’ is available to purchase online via the Caleño website – calenodrinks.com – priced at £24.99 (US$31).  Caleño will also be available from UK supermarket Sainsbury’s from March this year.

Caleño is the latest alcohol-free brand to join the fast-growing category, a movement that was spearheaded by non-alcoholic distilled ‘spirit’ Seedlip.

Last month, Seedlip unveiled the “world’s first” non-alcoholic aperitif range, which is set to launch this year.

Funkin founder Alex Carlton also moved into the non-alcoholic ‘spirits’ sector with the launch of Stryyk Not Rum, Stryyk Not Gin and Stryyk Not Vodka last year.

Meanwhile, Pernod Ricard helped bring non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ Ceder’s to market in the UK.

As the category grows, The Spirits Business explored whether the non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ sector needs more transparency.

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