We’ve certainly had a whirlwind few weeks here at Sea Arch Drinks, topped off beautifully at the end of last week with the news that our Sea & T ready-to-drink cans have been crowned New Drink Product of the Year at the Food Matters Live Awards 2021. Food Matters is a global community changing the future of food, health and nutrition for the better.
Their prestigious awards competition celebrates outstanding innovations from across the food, drink and nutrition sectors, attracting entries from around the world, so to be selected by their esteemed panel of judges as the winner of the New Drink Product of the Year category is a huge honour. What’s more, the feedback we received from some of the judges involved in the selection process was enormously encouraging.
Judges’ reviews for Sea Arch RTDs
Dr Sarah Jenkins, director at Magenta Research and consumer insight specialist, was on the judging panel for the award. She commented:
“Rather than creating yet another generic non-alcoholic G&T, Sea Arch have developed something quite different. The taste is distinctive and refreshing, standing out amongst the crowded market. The drink also has strong connections with their coastal location creating an appealing brand story.”
Fellow judge Paul Foulkes-Arellano, founder of Circuthon Consulting and circular economy consultant, said:
“For the past decade I’ve been tasting low- and no-alcohol drinks as a judge at various drinks awards and have always been disappointed until now. Sea & T from Sea Arch Drinks is alcohol-free and is a revelation. The flavour profile is phenomenal and an utter delight to drink with ice and garnish. The Rose Sea & T with natural raspberry and rose extract is particularly complex and refreshing. An absolute pleasure to drink, and a huge technical achievement when big players have failed to deliver.”
If you haven’t tasted our Sea & T RTD cans yet, I hope their glowing endorsements will convince you to give them a try! Click here to visit our shop and place your order.
A real alcohol-free alternative to a G&T
Launched towards the end of last year, the Sea & T RTDs offer a refreshing alcohol-free alternative to a G&T. A pre-mixed and portable extension to our Sea Arch Coastal Juniper non-alcoholic spirit, the RTDs are vegan friendly, low in calories, and free from sweeteners and the top 14 allergens.
Perfect for picnics and parties, as well as other ‘on the go’ occasions, the Sea & T is a double measure of Sea Arch spirit mixed with a lightly sparkling Indian tonic, while the Rose Sea & T is blended with a delicate rose and raspberry infused tonic. The wild seaside herbs used in the Coastal Juniper blend, native to the Devon coast where we live, are central to the spirit’s crisp, complex flavour.
More awards for the Sea & T RTDs
In addition to the Food Matters Live Award, we recently heard that the Sea & T RTDs have both won awards at the Taste of the West Awards 2021 – the UK’s largest regional food and drink awards programme. Our Rose Sea & T was awarded a Gold medal and the Sea & T won silver. The Rose Sea & T has also been shortlisted as a finalist in the drinks category at the Veggie Awards, with the winners due to be revealed in September.
We are absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition for our RTDs, and from so many different industry sources. We’re very proud that the Sea & T range makes it easier than ever for people to make positive, healthy choices, without having to compromise on taste or experience. With Sea Arch, life really is more beautiful without.
New premium drinks distributor
Looking to the future, we’ve recently signed a deal with premium drinks distributor Mangrove UK who will now be handling our UK distribution. Focusing on the premium market, Mangrove ensures it represents the highest quality of brands by hand-selecting all products based on factors including provenance, category authenticity and innovation.
We’re really excited to join Mangrove and work with them to take Sea Arch to the next level in the UK. There is so much potential within the emerging No & Low drinks category and we trust Mangrove as a partner to work with us to achieve our ambitions, to build the brand while staying true to our environmental pledge.
Announcing the agreement, Nick Gillett, MD at Mangrove UK, said:
“An increasing number of people choose not to drink alcohol or to limit their units and drink in a more mindful way. I am so pleased to be able to welcome Sea Arch to our portfolio to provide a delicious and refreshing option, one which is kind to the environment and offers a genuinely tasty alternative to alcohol.
“The Sea Arch ethos fits perfectly with the portfolio I am continuing to build; made up of brands which embody innovation and integrity and are passionate about the environment and sustainability.”
Time to raise a glass…
It really has been such an exciting few weeks at Sea Arch HQ, packed with positive news and inspiring developments. We’re delighted that you’re sharing this journey with us and encourage you to follow us on social media for all the latest updates – you’ll find the links at the bottom of this page.
In the meantime, let’s all raise a glass of Sea Arch in celebration – cheers!