A new non-alcoholic brand is on the market, with Thomas and Evans No.1 focusing on the London outlets such as Tom Sellers’ Restaurant Ours. But don’t let the prestige idea put you off, this is one that can be enjoyed by all comers.
The inspiration of Thomas and Evans comes from Mr William Thomas and Mr William Evans, business partners in the 1880’s, and two gentleman who were inspired by the growing temperance movement of the time. They prospered by making drinks to sell in public houses as non-alcoholic alternatives and were renowned for their obsession with quality.
It’s with this that Thomas and Evans was born, using twenty ingredients ranging from silver birch charcoal filtered green fruit juices, to steam-distilled botanicals, including apple, elderflower, citrus peel and oak tincture.
So how does it fare? Well below, I give to you my tasting notes –
Thomas and Evans No.1 – 0%
Subtle notes of green apple come through the nose, with soft elderflower following. Green apple skin notes on the palate, with soft citrus creating a thin, aromatic finish that lingers.
A good sparkling drink, offering plenty of aromas, and could easily work in one of these –
25 ml Gin
175 ml Thomas & Evans
4 Cubes of Ice
Slice of Green Apple
Sprig of Rosemary
Build over ice in a highball glass, top with T&E No. 1, garnish with a thin slice of green apple (ideally cut with a mandolin) and a sprig of rosemary.
Perfect for the humid summer evenings, and can be picked up at Harvey Nichols. Something a little different, but adds a different dimension to your gin for sure!
© David Marsland and Drinks Enthusiast 2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog/sites author and owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to David Marsland and Drinks Enthusiast with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.