By Cinda Chavich
Lumette is Canada’s first zero-proof distilled spirit. It was created by Victoria’s own Sheringham Distillery, makers of the award-winning Seaside Gin.
There’s a new “alt gin” from local Sheringham Distillery, makers of the award-winning Seaside Gin. Lumette! is a homegrown version of the U.K.’s Seedlip, and Canada’s first zero-proof distilled spirit, says Sheringham founder Alayne MacIsaac. Infused with seven botanicals — from juniper, orange and grand fir to grapefruit and mint — it’s meant to be mixed with soda or tonic for an alcohol-free tipple.
“I love cocktails, and with Lumette! you get the complex flavours and aromas you expect from an aromatic spirit — just without the alcohol,” MacIsaac says. Look for the alt gin at private liquor stores and on bar and restaurant menus where mocktails are gaining new fans.
This article is from the March/April 2020 issue of YAM