First NINE ELMS non-alcoholic drink, No.18, launches on Master of Malt


Already filling glasses at Isaac McHale’s The Clove Club and hot new London hotel, The Standard, NINE ELMS No.18 – the UK’s only non-alcoholic drink designed to complement good food – is now available at online speciality drinks retailer, Master of Malt. This new listing will for the first time allow consumers access to NINE ELMS No.18 outside of hospitality, following a successful launch to the trade earlier this year.

Perfected over two years of recipe testing, the intricately crafted NINE ELMS No.18 balances the flavours from 20 different flowers, herbs and spices, and the juices of 4 types of berry, to create a drink that pairs well with a broad range of rich, savoury dishes.

With 1 in 5 adults identifying as teetotal and with even greater numbers choosing to reduce their alcohol intake, NINE ELMS No.18 provides the answer to food and drink pairing minus the alcohol. And now that it’s available online, NINE ELMS No.18 can help you revolutionise your next dinner party.

Simon Rucker, co-founder & Joint CEO of NINE ELMS, says: “We’re thrilled to be launching on, as it gives people the chance to experience the versatility of NINE ELMS No.18 at home. If you’re choosing to be sober, you can still enjoy something sophisticated and complex to drink. And if you have guests for dinner, a bottle of NINE ELMS No.18 means that you can share more than just good conversation around the dinner table.” 

Non-alcoholic drinks expert, James Morgan, who most recently developed Hakkasan’s non-alcoholic drinks menu, and has now joined the NINE ELMS team, adds: “NINE ELMS No.18 has complexity, great acidity, mouth-watering tannins and a good long finish – but most importantly, it’s delicious! Although it’s designed to serve as a straight pour and pairs very well with a wide range of foods, it also has enough character to shine in cocktails. There is a huge gap in the market for high quality non-alcoholic alternatives to the sorts of alcoholic drinks that are traditionally served with food and we believe that NINE ELMS, starting with No.18, is the first to properly address this.”