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ABOUT PENTIRE - TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Does PENTIRE contain alcohol? No! All Pentire Products are under 0.5% abv. That's less than bread, a ripe banana or orange juice.
What does PENTIRE Adrift taste like? Crisp, Herbaceous and Fresh. Notes of citrus, coupled with Sage, Rock Samphire and Sea Salt for a round herbal finish.
What does PENTIRE Seaward taste like? Invigorating and replenishing, Seaward’s bright and zesty grapefruit citrus top notes meet green natural tones from the Pentire Plant Blend with natural berry from harvested sea buckthorn.
What does PENTIRE Coastal Spritz taste like? Pentire’s signature coastal botanicals are carefully blended with Blood Orange, Sea Rosemary and Oakwood to create the perfect balance of natural bitter flavours and refreshing coastal tones.
What does PENTIRE Margarita taste like? A healthy riff on the classic Margarita, Pentire's coastal botanicals are blended with lime, agave, sea salt and a dash of Mexican chilli to create a fresh and zingy cocktail that's entirely ready to drink.
How should PENTIRE be enjoyed? As a Pentire & tonic: Start with a glass full of ice, add 50ml Pentire, 150ml premium light tonic, garnish Adrift with lemon peel or rosemary; garnish Seaward with pink grapefruit.
As a Coastal Spritz: Pour 50ml Pentire Coastal Spritz and 150ml Light Tonic or Soda into a spritz / wine glass full of ice. Garnish with a wedge of orange and/or a bay leaf.
As a Margarita: pour 50ml into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and a slice of chilli.
If you're looking for a sumptuous non-alcoholic cocktail alternative check out our blog for a Pentire recipe.
How many calories are there in a serving of PENTIRE? Pentire Adrift and Seaward both have only 5 calories per 100ml serving, Pentire Coastal Spritz has 39kcal per 100ml and Pentire Margarita 24Kcal per 100ml serving.
What are the ingredients?
Adrift: Rock Samphire, Sage, Pentire Plant Blend, Citrus and Cornish Sea Salt.
Seaward: Pink grapefruit, Sea Rosemary, Woodruff, Sea Buckthorn, Pentire Plant Blend and Wild Seaweed.
Coastal Spritz: Blood Orange, Sea Rosemary, Oakwood, Pentire Plant Blend, Agave.
Margarita: Water, agave syrup, lime juice, natural flavouring, Pentire plant blend, Cornish Sea salt.
Pentire is free from sulphites/sulphates.
Is PENTIRE only available in 70cl & 25cl bottles? As well as being available in 70cl & 20cl bottles, Pentire Adrift & Pentire Seaward are also available in 330cl ready to drink cans. Pentire Coastal Spritz is available in 50cl bottles and Pentire Margarita in 20cl bottles.
Where can I buy PENTIRE? Other than right here on the VE Refinery website, exclusive partners of PENTIRE, we're currently working on ensuring the availability of PENTIRE Coastal Botanicals in your local bar, restaurant, hotel, spa, supermarket and more. If you're interested in becoming a stockist please send your inquiry to email@example.com
What colour is PENTIRE? Both Pentire Adrift and Pentire Seaward are straw coloured liquids. Pentire Coastal Spritz is a deep orange and Pentire Margarita a pale green colour. Some batches are darker than others, and larger bottles may appear darker than the taster bottles, this is normal and part of the pleasure of working with plants! All batches have passed micro-testing so are safe for consumption.
How is PENTIRE made? Our botanical non-alcoholic spirits and cocktails are created by collaborating with local botanists and distillers to make delicious costal, herbaceous and fresh flavour profiles.
What is the shelf life of PENTIRE? 13 months from production. BBE can be found towards the base of your bottle. Store in a cool dry place. Refrigeration not required. Once opened use within 12 weeks.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT PENTIRE?
Pentire makes botanical non-alcoholic spirits by distilling plants native to the North Cornwall headlands. True to the Swiss way of life, Pentire was founded on a love of active outdoor and healthy living.
Is PENTIRE a cordial? No! Pentire is made by distillation which makes it a spirit, and does not contain sugar or sweetener. By comparison, a cordial can be made at home on your hob with sugar.
Is PENTIRE a non-alcoholic gin? Although the distillation process we use is similar to gin, the 2 ingredients that make gin (ethanol and juniper) are not in Pentire. This means Pentire does not taste like gin, but instead is a delicious botanical spirit of its own. We hope you enjoy our flavours from the coast!
We deliver to Switzerland and Liechtenstein only and work with SwissPost VinoLog to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of our beautiful bottles. Standard SwissPost VinoLog delivery will reach your door in 2-3 days, often sooner. For orders above 30kg please contact our team for a bespoke quotation firstname.lastname@example.org. Standard SwissPost VinoLog rates are charged as follows:
<5kg - CHF 11.05
5 - 10kg - CHF 11.95
10 - 20 kg - CHF 16.50
20 - 30 kg - CHF 23.05
I am vegan, can I drink PENTIRE? Yes you can drink PENTIRE in the knowledge that it is vegan friendly and 100% plant based.
I am gluten free, can I drink PENTIRE? Yes you can! PENTIRE does not contain gluten.
I prefer organic products, is PENTIRE organic? PENTIRE is not certified organic however, PENTIRE is committed to sourcing responsibly. PENITRE uses Fair Trade & Organically certified ingredients accredited by the soil association. Pentire is a certified B Corp who believes Pentire Drinks can be a force for good. Balancing profit with people and planet. Pentire also donate to local sea conservation charities such as Blue Marine Foundation.
I am Muslim, can I drink PENTIRE? Penitre is not halal certified, however it is alcohol-free (less than >0.5% ABV). That's less than bread, a ripe banana or orange juice.
I'm the designated driver, can I drink PENTIRE? Yes you can! PENIRE is free of alcohol (>0.5) so you can drink PENTIRE and drive too.
I am pregnant or breastfeeding, can I drink PENTIRE? Since PENTIRE is alcohol free and made with natural ingredients it is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women - we'll drink to that!
Is PENTIRE suitable for those with an alcohol addiction or currently in recovery from alcohol addiction? PENTIRE is an alcohol-free product (>0.5%) but if you're looking to avoid alcohol for dependency reasons, or because you're concerned about possible relapse, PENTIRE may not be for you. Please consult a clinical professional before buying PENTIRE.
VE Refinery is committed to the environment and has partnered with Almighty Tree by donating 2% of profits in order to reduce and compensate our CO2 emissions focused on planting trees in Switzerland.
Almighty Tree is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing our beautiful Swiss forests and their main mission is to raise awareness and provide solutions to reduce the impact of individuals and companies to build a better world and create the forests of the future.
ABOUT VE REFINERY
Why did you create VE Refinery?
On a sober curious quest to find a flavoursome, alcohol free, adult experience our founder, Victoria was left feeling uninspired by the lack of sophisticated options, so she decided to do something about it! VE Refinery was established to bring the finest of alcohol-free, to the Swiss table, with zero compromise on taste or style. Our thoughtfully crafted, adult, alcohol-free selection tastes good and does good. VE Refinery is not an anti-alcohol movement. We're here to change attitudes towards socialising and celebration by offering elegant alcohol free alternative with zero compromise on taste, and therefore establish a new equilibrium. Our carefully selected non-alcoholic beverages are best savoured slowly.
Will VE Refinery be offering other alcohol free products?
Yes indeed! In addition to expanding our alcohol free NOUGHTY range with a still NOUGHTY ROUGE, ROSÉ and BLANC in the coming months, we'll be introducing a range of other non-alcoholic beverages, all with the same brand values and promise. Sign up to our newsletter to find out when our new bottles drop (not literally!)
Does VE Refinery deliver outside of Switzerland?
Currently VE Refinery is serving the Swiss market exclusively. We do not deliver outside of Switzerland & Liechtenstein.