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Sea Buckthorn is mellow and fruity when distilled. It’s the perfect compliment to the quinine in tonic, with orange, rosemary and spice.
Serving suggestion: Heighten with an orange peel twist for a luxe, at-the-bar experience.
The story of Bax starts with founders Chris the Chef and Rose the plant expert. When they met, they bonded over the beauty of nature and Rose shared her knowledge of the plants they’d find whilst out walking. Chris found himself with a whole new host of flavours to play with in his cooking. The couple bought themselves a woodland and it was here that they began running outdoor courses to ‘Taste the Wild’. The courses covered foraging and cooking with wild plants, all with the aim of inspiring guests to find a deeper connection with nature.
Rose and Chris showcased various ways of harnessing the unique flavours of their woodland through both food and drink, and it was within these first drinks that the idea for Bax Botanics was born. A range of shrubs, preserves and eventually non-alcoholic spirits were served. After finding an Organic, Fairtrade herb supplier and every other possible way of creating an eco-friendly, sustainable product, Bax Botanics launched in 2019 with two flavours. Both spirits are distilled in small batches.