Amass has launched Riverine, a refined non-alcoholic spirit that is designed to capture the lush landscape of the Pacific Northwest. The Los Angeles-based distillery is known for its Dry Gin and Botanic Vodka, and dhas now added an alcohol-free option. In place of alcohol, Riverine uses natural botanicals to deliver “the complex flavor profile and unique finish consumers have come to expect from sophisticated spirits,” says the brand.
“With our line of clean botanic spirits, we wanted to offer a premium culinary experience for all Amass consumers, regardless of their drinking habits,” says Morgan McLachlan, Co-founder, CPO, and Master Distiller for Amass. “Riverine is inspired by the dense coniferous forests of the Canadian Pacific Northwest, where I grew up. The result isn’t a gin proxy, but rather a nuanced, sophisticated spirit in its own right.”
Riverine contains a regional blend of 14 organic botanicals including Sorrel and Sumac. Each botanical is individually distilled using a proprietary hydrosteam distillation process. In this key step, water vapor, instead of alcohol, is used to extract essential oils for a crisp and evergreen flavor profile reminiscent of the towering firs and coastal mountains of British Columbia.
With its verdant flavors, Riverine can be used in an array of cocktails, or simply sipped over ice with a splash of tonic. A nose of bright Sumac fades to cool mint. On the palate, citrus, Sorrel, and Coriander lend a vibrant piquancy to start, layered with moss and earth. Deep forest notes from Juniper and Parsley linger on the rear palate, as Rosemary imparts a long herbal finish.
Distilled and bottled in British Columbia, Amass Riverine is zero calories, does not contain added sugar, sweeteners, artificial colors or flavors, and is vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free. It retails for $35.00 and will be available on amass.com beginning January 25th.