My 28 booze free days ended on March 17th, not only St Patrick’s day but the day I got bottle of Botonique dropped through the letterbox. It’s the last of my featured non Alcoholic beverages, a drink to drink when you are not drinking.. Here is some Marketing Blurb
Botonique, a unique non-alcoholic botanical drink, which can deliver the perfect, bubbly glass of fizz for those who love wine, but don’t want to, or can no longer, drink alcohol. The lucky recipient of a bottle of Botonique will be looked after in more ways than one with the refreshing taste as well as some exclusive health benef......
Ok, let’s stop it right there, that’s quite enough, once you bring Health benefits into the mix then I’m off thinking about other things, mainly a fish Supper and a pint of Ale..
My thoughts on this will be short, frank & very unapologetic. It smelt like some sort of Liquorice plant and tasted like the Garden with just a hint of health freak thrown in. I hated it!
Now, I thought I would be fair and source a second opinion.. yep ground breaking stuff, I am about to give a hoot what someone else thinks, history making.
So I passed the bottle to a colleague who would be fairly knowledgable with wine, not so much the grape or region, but definitely the quaffibility (a new word) of all wine. She was able to pour herself a glass in the office, which I’m told was one of her many fantasies realised, don’t really want to know anymore.
In stark contrast to me she seemed inspired by the aroma and even gave a little squeal of delight when she realised the calorie content. That’s a winner with the ladies I see..
After taking a few sips she gave herself some time to ponder and collect her thoughts as I looked on bracing myself for the negatively surprised reaction...
But it didn’t pan out like that, she actually liked it, phrases like, it was fresh, light and incredibly refreshing we’re heard, another little squeal for the low calorie content briefly interrupted the session before she topped up her glass and made short work of the rest!
so who would have seen that coming, the same product viewed completely differently by two people with vastly different tastes in Alcohol.
My bottle of Botonique was very kindly provided without charge.
Botonique retails at just £6.99 for a 750ml bottle or £39 for a case of 6, Botonique is currently stocked by Tabl.com as well as Ocado.com, and is due to appear on the shelves of several other major retailers in the coming months.