The Smashed Journey
As a result we now have the UK’s first purpose built cool vacuum distillation plant. This allows us to start with great tasting, fully alcoholic liquids, and then very gently and very quickly remove the alcohol. This allows us to keep the same full strength personality, character and flavour of the original, whilst delivering a truly tasty AF range of drinks.
Our unique process is a much softer process: Gently teasing out the alcohol whilst making sure the flavour and aromas are kept throughout the process and treating it gently with respect – meaning the resulting drink is a perfect alternative to an alcoholic drink.
We believe that to get the best tasting 0% alcohol products takes the same time, effort and craft as traditional brewing involves and this care and attention means that our products deliver all the taste, aroma and mouth feel of an alcoholic drink.
To compliment this there is no artificial sweeteners in any of our drinks, and they are also suitable for vegans. Our beer does contain gluten (although we are working on this), but our cider is gluten free and all products are Halal
WHAT IS COOL VACUUM DISTILLATION?
Great alcohol free drinks start life as great alcoholic drinks. The secret to our great taste is in our Cool Vacuum Distillation (CVD) equipment. We distil our base beers and ciders to remove the alcohol. Usually, this would be done at high temperatures at atmospheric pressures. In using high temperatures chemical reactions take place which destroy the delicate flavours and ruin the taste (remember alcohol free drinks of old?) Through treating our products gently and boiling away the alcohol under vacuum, we can reduce the temperature to a minimum, preserving all of the delicate flavours for you to enjoy.
WHAT MAKES OUR DRYNKS SO SPECIAL FROM EVERYONE ELSE?
At Smashed, alcohol free is all we do. We’re not looking to make our alcoholic products alcohol free, nor do we spend time looking at the alcoholic or soft drinks side of our business. All of our time is spent maintaining our existing alcohol free portfolio and developing the next great tasting products for you to enjoy.
ARE ALL YOUR DRYNKS VEGAN FRIENDLY, GLUTEN FREE & HALAL?
All of our cider based drinks are vegan friendly and gluten free. Our beer based drinks are made using malted barley and wheat and are therefore not gluten free but are vegan friendly. All products are Halal
WHERE DO YOUR CORE INGREDIENTS COME FROM?
Where possible we aim to source from the UK but we are purchasing ingredients from the wider EU and possibly further afield.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NO AND LOW ALCOHOL DRINKS?
To be truly alcohol free, we have to produce our products to a specification of less than 0.05% ABV. Technologically this is not an easy task, that’s why you’ll see many 0.5% products on the market. Only products less than 0.05% ABV are alcohol free, and we are very proud to be truly 0% ABV
HOW DO I LIST YOUR PRODUCTS
You can list our products direct email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a account min order is a pallet, or you can purchase via our many partners at case volume, contact us to find out who to use.