From the Yarra Valley to the world, Banks botanicals bring a uniquely Australian note to the non-alcoholic spirits game. Scroll to the bottom to find where to pick up a bottle!
Banks Botanicals are the newest addition to the bustling food and produce experience, that Healsville has to offer. Bringing a locally produced, zero proof and premium offering to the non-alcoholic spirits game, the recent ‘April London Spirits Awards’ silver medalists are definitely one to look out for.
Nestled into the foothills of the Yarra Valley, built on an alcohol-free base and uniquely balanced botanicals inspired by the Australian Bush.
You’re going to want to find out more about this smooth, bright and bold spirit that truly holds its own.
What is Banks Botanicals All About?
With the team of Yolanda Uys, Brian Cohen and Frank De Palma standing behind the bottle, Banks bring their first foray into the non-alcoholic spirits space with a launch that coincides with Dry July 2021.
Banks is made for the mix and is built to blend long nights and early mornings, in a way that has never before been possible. Further, Banks is crafted to stand on its own two feet and really shine when paired with a piercing tonic or mixer of your choosing.
Taking inspiration from the spirit of adventure and discovery, each bottle of Banks celebrates Australian flavour. To help ensure this continues for years to come, Banks is giving back 10 cents of each bottle sold to Bush Heritage Australia to support the protection, conservation and renewal of Australia’s flora heritage.
How Did it All Start?
Guided by a vision to create a spirit that could, without alcohol:
- stand up and bring its own personality to any cocktail; and
- be equal parts bold and sophisticated.
Banks co-founder Yolanda Uys, talking of the Banks team, notes “We are passionate about providing quality Australian products and choice. When it comes to the changing face of the drinks market, behaviours are shifting, and people are looking for balance and moderation without the compromise – we believe Banks Botanicals ticks all the boxes.”
Even prior to launch, it is clear that Banks is ticking all the right boxes and creating quite a wave in the process. They have recently:
- been awarded a silver medal at the ‘April London Spirits Awards’; and
- taken out the Yarra Valley non-alcoholic producer of the year 2021 at the New York International Spirits Competition.
Banks is coming to shelves near you with an ethos to deliver “flavour without the fall-out”. It is also unafraid to go toe-to-toe with alcoholic spirits to deliver a truly unique drinking experience.
What is in Banks Non-Alcoholic Gin?
It is the mountain fresh Yarra-Valley water, that sits at the core of the Banks non-alcoholic spirit.
Banks create a sophisticated and bold spirit, bringing together a ‘perfect mix of old-world flavours and new discoveries’, all while being:
- 100% Australia-owned and Australia-focused;
- 100% organic;
- gluten-free; and
- vegan friendly.
The notes, textures and flavour profile you will experience, are created by uniquely distilling and blending brilliantly bright botanicals. In every bottle of their first foray into non-alcoholic spirits you will find:
- Cassia Bark – for its trademark sweetness;
- Lime – to tap into their floral citrus notes;
- Lemon Mrytle – for its fresh citrus notes;
- Tasmanian Pepperberry – to bring hints of spice; and
- Australian Wattleseed – bringing its brilliantly nutty rich aroma.
Buy Banks Botanicals Spirits.
If you’re looking to get your hands on a bottle of this local beauty, as with many new, up and coming brands – you’re in luck!
Thankfully, you will find that the availability is increasing and picking yourself up a bottle is brilliantly simple. As always, the links to where to find yourself a bottle are listed below:
Keen to learn more about how non-alcoholic Gin is made? Head over to the blog and learn more, or drop into the podcast and listen to the latest episode.