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 thoughts on “Review of Sea Arch Coastal Juniper Alcohol Free Gin

  1. 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

    1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

  5. 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.

    1. 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

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

  6. 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

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

    1. 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

  9. 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™‚

    1. 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

  10. 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

    1. 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

  11. 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

    1. 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

  12. 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!

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

  13. 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!

    1. 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

  14. 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 xx

    1. 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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