We like to say "It’s Time To Drink Differently" and to us that means not just being more mindful of when & how much we drink, but of what we drink as well.
Our spirits are ALL natural. No artificial stuff, "natural flavourings", caramels, sugars & things with weird numbers. Rather, we distil fresh plants, berries, spices, woods and other botanicals using old school methods, with pristine spring water in a hand-me-down copper moonshine still. It doesn’t get much healthier (or more Marrickville...) than that!
We’re also not interested in mocking traditional alcoholic flavours. Instead, we’re trying to create interesting flavour combinations in their own right – free from the shackles of flavours past. We believe this is the future state of alcohol-free drinking...or, if you prefer, the Altered Reality.
Every ingredient we use is grown here in Australia. All of which come exclusively from Indigenous owned, run & ethical Australian farmers.
Our mission is to explore the Australian landscape and its vast botanicals in a creative, alcohol-free way. As such our 3 spirits are named after Australian Cicada species, whose names are as vast as they are childlike and provide our landscape with its natural soundtrack.
We’re also very proud to support The Jimmy Little Foundation who strive for better health amongst Indigenous Australians, as well as The White Jacket Effect, who run workshops and other initiatives to address mental health issues amongst the Australian Hospitality Industry.
Great care is taken to extract the cellular water from our botanicals using spring water only, as opposed to using any alcohol.
It makes things a bit trickier and time consuming but without the need to remove any alcohol later in the process (which through heating, can change flavours & remove nutrients) our final product is extremely fresh as well as rich in both flavour & complexity.
In this way, our distillers pride themselves on extracting the highest quality aromatic waters from each botanical individually, which we then blend carefully into our signature spirits.
As the name suggests, we like to look at things from an altered perspective, do things a bit differently & celebrate those like us who are making positive changes. You can read more about us & some of the people who inspire us on the ALTD Life Blog.
Importantly, we’re not about shunning those that drink alcohol – not at all. No judgement here. We simply stand to represent an alternative, healthier, lifestyle choice. If we can drive even the smallest change in people’s perception of drinking or encourage just one person to ‘Drink Differently’ – we’re doing well.