Non-alcoholic is a central theme – be it for craft beer or craft spirits. In particular, trendsetter Siegfried Rheinland Dry Gin (Hall 7.0, Stand B 26) has been hitting the headlines with its “Wonderleaf” since 2018, the debut year of sbd. Since then, the array of comparable products – and, hence, the choice of trade buyers from restaurants, hotels and retail – has grown exponentially.
Dr. Jaglas GmbH (Hall 7.0, Stand B 04) from Berlin, for instance, caused a stir with its non-alcoholic hibiscus aperitif – and definitely not just because its founder and CEO, Dr. Christina Jagla, is a pharmacist by profession. By launching VINCENT the tradition-rich company Alfred Schladerer GmbH (Hall 7.0, Stand B 44) also bets on a non-alcoholic, herb-based aperitif, refined with ripe raspberries. The same applies to HEIMAT Distillers (Hall 7.0, Stand C 34) from Schwaigern. They not only offer their Dry Gin and a ginger spirit but also non-alcoholic alternatives, such as ‘vogelfrei SUGAR CANE’ with a rum flavour.
An aperitif with low alcohol content is Amaro Santoni by Gabriello Sanonti SRL (Hall 7.0, Stand A 01) from Italy; this bitter is a Dolce Amaro based on rhubarb and iris blossoms and a protagonist of the Italian ‘aperitivo’ culture handed down for generations.
Setting new trends has also been the goal at Berlin-based Distillery Kreutz (Hall 7.0, Stand B 30). Their Urban Garden Gin is particularly sustainable. Its key botanical is beach mugwort, a climate-busting plant that grows on the company’s own roof garden. To reap the harvest the team simply pops two storeys upstairs.
The aroma worlds of craft beer and whisky are united by St. Kilians X BRLO at ProWein 2022, showcased by Neue Bierkultur GmbH (Hall 7.0, Stand C 59). BRLO simply have their Scotch Ale mature in original St. Kilians whisky jars thereby creating a whole new taste journey. Deutsche Spirituosen Manufaktur GmbH (Hall 7.0, Stand B 22) headquartered in Berlin boasts some 115 products in their repertoire – an inexhaustible repository of inspirations for customers from food service and the bar community as well as specialist retailers.
DSM stands for premium spirits manufactured in small batches, 100% by hand. Not forgetting ‘Ingwerer’ from Schweizer Peppe InternationalAG (Hall 7.0, Stand C 03), an organic craft liqueur, or the Original Cider Range by RAMBORN Cider Co. from Luxembourg (Hall 7.0, Stand D 34). Alongside the quality of the product range, their key hallmark is sustainability across the entire company. As a BCorp-certified company they can now pride themselves on a negative carbon footprint.