ABSTINENCE Epilogue X Premium Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirit
95 points & Gold Medal, “A gloriously soft, mellow, smoky, peaty nose, with flavours of burnt caramel, digestive biscuits, spices and oak showing on the palate. This spirit can happily be drunk on its own or would go well with cola.” – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2021
Epilogue X is an alcohol-free spirit for those who like it smoky. And abstinence never tasted so good.
South Africa’s cherished Cape Fynbos (a belt of diverse natural vegetation) relies on the fires that tear through it to stimulate the plants to release their seeds. Similarly, social occasions can sometime require something a little fiery to get them moving. If you’re not drinking, that’s where Epilogue X comes in…
Abstinence Epilogue X contains a blend of peated, smoked and dark toasted malts, oak, South African honeybush, vanilla, cassis, cardamom, clove and impepho, the latter being an indigenous African plant often burnt to communicate with one’s ancestors. Toasted wood, subtle spice, roasted nut, peppery heat and those smoky and sweet honey notes combine to create a unique whisky alternative. Enjoy this vegan-friendly spirit neat, sip it over ice topped with soda, mix it with ginger ale or cola and a twist of lime, or use it to craft an alcohol-free twist on an Old Fashioned cocktail.
The team at Abstinence creates alcohol-free spirits inspired by the biodiversity of the Cape Floral Region in the Western Cape, South Africa. Although small, it’s the most diverse floral kingdom on the planet. For those who haven’t visited this wonderland, it’s buzzing with life and bursting with colour, much like Abstinence’s premium distilled non-alcoholic spirits. Electronic DJ turned full-time distiller, James Copeland, uses an artisanal hydro distillation process, a truckload of South African botanicals and a splash of mad-scientist alchemy to create multi-award-winning spirits, just sans booze.
Abstinence pursues a ‘Bees and Biomes’ policy. They contribute one percent of their sales to protecting and restoring the fynbos, which is home to the indigenous Cape Honeybee. For them, it’s all about “restoring balance”, which is a fine motto when it comes to drinking too. So, whether you’re trying to cut down for health reasons, looking for a gift for a non-drinker or designated driver, or just wanting to add something a little more inclusive to your drinks cabinet, then try a little Abstinence.
SKU No.: 4014017
Style No.: 944366
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0%