Review of Sea Arch Coastal Juniper Alcohol Free Gin

Review of Sea Arch Alcohol Free Gin - Female Original

Alcohol free spirit with all the flavour of a great gin? Sounds almost too good to be true right? But Sea Arch have proved that it’s completely possible. I tested out the Sea Arch Coastal Juniper spirit, which is their alcohol free ‘gin’, and have shared my thoughts on the drink. If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic alternative to your favourite gin, this could be it. This post contains an item that was gifted to me (marked with an asterisk) as well as affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Review of Sea Arch Alcohol Free Gin - Female Original

Sea Arch: About The Brand

Based in Devon, Sea Arch is a non-alcoholic distilled spirit brand which was founded by Sarah and Geoff Yates. Their idea for Sea Arch first came about whilst they were running their own wine bar in Devon. They wanted to create a drink that was full of flavour and sophistication but sans alcohol. So, they experimented with a few ideas in their own home and from it all came Sea Arch. Inspired by the Devonshire coast and crafted using traditional distillation methods, Sea Arch Coastal Juniper can be described as a non-alcoholic gin alternative. The spirit is made using natural botanicals including sea kelp, samphire, cardamon and blood orange. It’s completely sugar and calorie-free but full of delicious coastal flavours.

Review of Sea Arch Alcohol Free Gin - Female Original

RRP Β£24.95, available to buy from sites including Sea Arch and Master Of Malt.

Sea Arch Coastal Juniper: Review

Okay so let’s kick off the review with the scent. It’s just completely seaside-in-a-bottle. Definitely a smell that I welcomed with open arms as I can’t see myself heading to seaside anytime soon! Aside from the sea, it’s a super light and refreshing scent that has an instant calming effect. I don’t know about you, but whenever I smell the sea I feel instantly relaxed and that’s just the feeling I got from Sea Arch.

Review of Sea Arch Alcohol Free Gin - Female Original

Now the most important bit…how did it taste? Whenever I try a new spirit I like to try it both by itself and then with a mixer. So I started my tasting with a little sip of Sea Arch without any mixer. By itself the coastal flavours are all there but it definitely is not at its best. Bear in mind though that it isn’t designed to be served neat, it’s supposed to be mixed or served as part of a cocktail. I was getting the seaside flavours that the scent was suggesting would come through but, as I’ve found is a theme with most alcohol-free drinks, it has a watered-down flavour when you try it by itself.

But don’t worry, the watered-down flavour is non-existent when you mix it with a classic tonic. Of course, me being me, I served my “Sea & T” with a Fever Tree tonic. 50ml Sea Arch Coastal Juniper and 150ml Fever Tree tonic is the PERFECT blend. The mix makes for a lovely, light and refreshing drink with all of the coastal flavours I was hoping for. Sea kelp was the strongest flavour that I was getting but I found that overall it was super light and definitely had that ‘gin flavour’ to it. Which will’ve come from the juniper blend and the fact that it’s a distilled spirit.

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Overall I have to say I was seriously impressed with just how much Sea Arch tasted like a real gin. As a mid-week alcohol-free treat you really can’t get much better! Now for my next mission: seeing how it stacks up when it’s used in a cocktail. Watch this space. Have you tried Sea Arch before, or any other alcohol free gin options? Let me know what you thought of them in the comments! Looking for more non-alcoholic drinks to try? Head on over to the non-alcoholic section of my Shop the Bar page.

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56 Comments

  1. Aimsy
    January 18, 2021

    Ooo I love this. Sometimes you don’t always want the alcohol content but the taste, don’t you. This is perfect if you are taking part in dry January or if you are designated driver too (obviously when we can mix/party together again!)
    Will have to have a look into this and give it a try.
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 21, 2021

      Exactly! In the week I try not to drink but sometimes you just want the flavour of gin. I’ve been having a Sea & T as a mid-week treat πŸ™‚ x

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  2. Jaya Avendel
    January 18, 2021

    So this gin sounds very interesting! I have never heard of an alcohol free gin before but this piques my interest. I love that it has the flavors and scents of the real thing and retains its power in a drink. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 21, 2021

      The flavour of it was so similar to an alcoholic gin, I was so impressed! x

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  3. Lucy
    January 18, 2021

    This sounds like a great alcohol free gin and I like that it still has the taste of regular gin! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 21, 2021

      It’s such a great alternative that’s full of ‘gin’ flavour πŸ™‚ x

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  4. Cristina Rosano
    January 19, 2021

    I heard plenty of good things about this brand but haven’t had a chance to try them out! The look of the bottle is amazing and as you described when you opened it, it sounds like a must try! Thank you for sharing x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 19, 2021

      It’s such a great gin alternative, and it looks pretty fab too haha! Thanks for reading x

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  5. Lauren Kenny
    January 20, 2021

    Ooh this bottle looks so pretty! Haven’t seen this gin before πŸ™‚ x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 21, 2021

      It’s such a lovely design isn’t it! Great gin alternative as well x

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  6. Kayleigh Zara
    January 20, 2021

    This sounds like a great alternative to gin, and I love that you’ve tried it pre and post mixing. It’s fab it tastes better with a classic tonic, thanks for sharing x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 20, 2021

      I’ve really been enjoying it as a mid-week treat! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out in some mocktails x

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  7. Lindsay
    January 20, 2021

    I’ve been doing Dry January and have really missed having a gin and lemonade in the evenings. I’ve not tried alcohol free gin before only zero % cider. I’ll definitely be checking these out.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 21, 2021

      Sea Arch would be a great gin alternative to try for Dry January! I was really impressed without similar to gin it tasted πŸ™‚ x

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  8. Kelly Diane
    January 20, 2021

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but it sounds like something I would really enjoy. I love that they are a local business to me too.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 20, 2021

      I’d definitely recommend checking them out if you’re on the lookout for a non-alcoholic spirit to try! x

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  9. Lauren
    January 20, 2021

    This sounds interesting. I don’t mind hun every now and then if I am drinking. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Lauren

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 20, 2021

      It’s a great alcohol free alternative! Thanks for commenting x

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  10. Chloe Chats
    January 20, 2021

    I have never tried a alcohol free gin before, but I am very interested in trying one now after reading this. I’m not a massive gin drinker, but I do enjoy it every so often so if this tastes quite like it than I’m sure I’d like it! Always nice reading about these alternative drinks to alcohol though. Thank you for sharing! x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 21, 2021

      It’s super similar to a gin which I think comes from the light ‘seaside’ flavours from it. Glad you enjoyed reading! x

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  11. Ellie
    January 20, 2021

    Never heard of this brand but id 100% buy this for the packaging! It sounds like it tastes delicious, although i have never tried alcohol-free gin, sounds like its the perfect week night drink!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 26, 2021

      The packaging is so lovely, and the spirit is delicious too! A great week night drink for sure πŸ™‚ x

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  12. Nicci
    January 20, 2021

    So my friend actually bought me this for Christmas and I have been putting off trying it for so long because I was convinced it would taste awful! But your blog post has changed my mind and I’ll be cracking it open this weekend I think!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 26, 2021

      Oh cool! I’m always sceptical about trying alcohol free options but I’m almost always pleasantly surprised by them. Sea Arch is absolutely delicious so hopefully you’ll enjoy cracking it open πŸ™‚ x

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  13. Anika
    January 20, 2021

    This sounds so great! I don’t drink during the week but always like the idea of a mid-week cocktail, so this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    https://metaphysicalmama.com/

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 21, 2021

      I’m the same! I’ve really been enjoying it as a mid-week treat πŸ™‚ x

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  14. Allegra
    January 21, 2021

    I am not that much into gin but this sounds truly delicious. Will check them out next time my friends come home for Sunday gin-tonics.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 26, 2021

      Glad to hear that you like the sound of Sea Arch (even if you’re not much of a gin drinker) πŸ™‚ x

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  15. Jodie | That Happy Reader
    January 21, 2021

    Oh I’d definitely be interested in an alcohol-free gin! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 21, 2021

      It’s such a great alternative! x

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  16. Lynn Mejia
    January 21, 2021

    Oh! This is so interesting. My family does not drink and drive and sometimes it’s an issue when we have a big party and a handful of us can’t drink. Since then, we’ve tried non-alcoholic beer which is okay but this alcohol-free gin sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing x

    http://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 26, 2021

      We have the same issue! When we have family over for Christmas we always get in a few alcohol free options for anyone who’s driving. I’d definitely recommend giving Sea Arch a try if you’re looking for an alcohol free spirit πŸ™‚ x

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  17. Della Driscoll
    January 21, 2021

    This sounds so yummy and perfect for people who don’t want to drink x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 21, 2021

      It’s a delicious alcohol free alternative! X

      Reply
  18. Eleanor Jones
    January 22, 2021

    Love this post! I’ve heard a lot about non-alcoholic spirits so I’ve always wondered how they taste. I’m glad this one makes a good cocktail (I love a good cocktail!) although I’m sorry it was a little disappointing on its own. Thank you for sharing your thoughts x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 28, 2021

      Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to doing some cocktail experimentation with it soon πŸ™‚ x

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  19. melissa major
    January 22, 2021

    This sounds like a wonderful alcohol-free drink, I don’t drink very often so this is a wonderful alternative! I need to give this a try

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 28, 2021

      It’s a great alcohol free alternative to a gin! I’d definitely recommend giving it a try if you’re looking for an AF spirit πŸ™‚ x

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  20. Jenny in Neverland
    January 22, 2021

    Seaside in a bottle… I am IN! This sounds lovely and so yummy! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚ x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 28, 2021

      Hahah glad you’re on board with the seaside flavours! It’s such a great AF spirit alternative πŸ™‚ x

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  21. Sophie
    January 22, 2021

    The flavours in this sound amazing. I’ve never tried alcohol free gin before but I can imagine that watered down taste. Actually, that’s a lie. I tried an alcohol free G&T over Christmas but ended up using it as a mixer…It’s great that it tasted good with a mixer though, it’s good to know that there are some decent alternatives out there x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 28, 2021

      I’ve definitely found that AF spirits generally don’t work by themselves but with mixers they really come into their own. I’d 100% recommend giving Sea Arch a go if you’re ever looking for an AF alternative x

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  22. Fransic Verso
    January 22, 2021

    This is interesting! a good alternative for people who don’t want alcohol and looking good bottle.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 28, 2021

      It’s such a stylish bottle isn’t it! A great alternative to alcohol too πŸ™‚ x

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  23. Gemma Jayne
    January 23, 2021

    This is a very interesting idea! I love a good gin but never have actually tried a non alcoholic gin and have not heard of this brand before 😊 I definitely would love to give it a try though!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 24, 2021

      There are some really great alcohol free gin alternatives out there! Sea Arch had such a great ‘seaside’ flavour to it πŸ™‚ x

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  24. Nancy
    January 24, 2021

    It is cool to learn about different gins out there, even the alcohol-free ones. This is great when you want to have a guest also enjoy their time. Sea Arch sounds like a pretty brand for spirits. A bummer that I don’t see any in stores nearby :(. Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 28, 2021

      It’s amazing to see how many new alcohol free drinks options are popping up now! Sea Arch is such a lovely AF gin alternative – such a shame that it’s not available where you are! x

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  25. Nikki - Notes of Life
    January 25, 2021

    This would make the perfect gift for a friend who loves gin but is currently pregnant and who’s birthday is very soon!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 28, 2021

      For sure! Sounds like the perfect gift haha πŸ™‚ x

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  26. Allie Mackin
    January 27, 2021

    Ah sounds great, thanks for review!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 28, 2021

      Thank you! x

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  27. Karalee Shotola
    January 28, 2021

    I don’t really drink alcohol so this sounds like a great alternative! I also don’t think I have had a drink with sea flavors so I would like to try it with a tonic!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 28, 2021

      Glad to hear you like the sound of it! The flavours are so lovely πŸ™‚ x

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  28. Amy Marshment
    February 16, 2021

    This literally looks so so insane! I love gin and this seems like such a wonderful alternative to the usual tipple that I’d go for. Loved this blog so much, that bottle is gorgeous!! Love Amy at amymarshment.com xx

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 18, 2021

      It’s such a great alternative to gin! I’ve been enjoying it as a mid-week treat with some tonic. Thanks so much πŸ™‚ x

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