Top Beverages to ‘disrupt’ CBD and spirits with new rangeBy Nicola Carruthers
UK-based cannabidiol (CBD) drinks producer Top Beverages is seeking to “disrupt” spirits and CBD with the launch of its new CBD-infused expressions.
Founded in the UK in January 2019, Top Beverages distills its products in Scotland and claims to be a “leading luxury CBD craft distiller creating original small-batch spirits”. The company said it meets EU standards relating to CBD and THC content.
“We want to disrupt two staid markets right now – spirits and CBD,” said Top Beverages co-founder Saf Ali.
“In the spirits and CBD world everything more or less looks and feels the same, or companies are simply chasing fads.
“We embrace classic ideas of simplicity and minimalism and combine them with elegance and artistry, because we know through personal experience that consumers are willing to pay for originality and true craft quality.”
Launched under Top Beverages’ brand One, CBD Craft Spiced Rum – Navy Strength and CBD Craft Gin – Navy Strength are limited to 500 bottles. Both expressions have an abv of 54.5% and are labelled by hand and available in 100ml Italian glass bottles.
CBD Craft Gin – Navy Strength is made with juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, orris root, elderflower, lemon peel, lime peel, fresh Valencian orange and 10mg of CBD.
Ali added: “Our CBD Craft Gin can sit with the best gin out there in the market, with or without the CBD. Its authenticity comes through in every aspect of its robust taste, created with natural ingredients, navy strength abv, and a dose of CBD. The flavours are incredible, making it a delightful beverage to savour.”
The CBD Craft Spiced Rum – Navy Strength is made with cassia bark, orange peel, ginger, Indian vanilla pods and 10mg of CBD.
The expression is said to have a “distinctive combination of spices” with “sweet notes”.
“Rum has been a core staple of my cocktail experiences since I was at university in the United States,” said Nicholas Pullen, co-founder of Top Beverages.
“I have yet to taste a more authentic rum where the smells of natural vanilla, nutmeg and cassia bark hit your nose immediately upon opening and carry through with you to the last sip.”
The firm said it will launch another gin, as well as other spirits, “later in the summer”.
CBD Craft Spiced Rum – Navy Strength and CBD Craft Gin – Navy Strength both have an RRP of £30 (US$36.28) each per 100ml.