Every year Dry January increases in popularity, with some 175,000 Brits taking part in Dry January last year. Many say that they have benefitted with sleeping better as a result and consuming fewer empty calories and enjoying improved overall energy levels. According to Drinkaware’s 2023 survey, which interviewed a UK-wide sample of 10,473 adults aged between 18 to 85, people seem to be drinking alcohol less frequently with some 39% drinking alcohol less often than weekly compared to 33% in 2019.
With this in mind, ginger-infused, non-alcoholic spirit Talonmore has teamed up with Jump Ship Brewing, Scotland’s first and only dedicated alcohol-free brewery to help encourage those of us who still like meeting up and socialising with friends but want to stick to their Dry January commitment, by creating Talon & Tinnie, a delicious unconventional take on the traditional Boilermaker, which dates back to the 1800s when workers would order a shot and a beer at the end of their shift.
Talonmore and Jump Ship are keen to continue this tradition this year with the same serve, but without the alcohol, combining Talonmore with Jump Ship’s NA Yardarm Lager to create a combination of biscuity malt, zesty hops, Assam tea and ginger.
The distinctive taste of Talonmore is fired by the spice of ginger and Assam tea whilst complemented with malty notes and fruit sweetness. A mix of 330ml of Jump Ship NA Yardarm Lager and 50ml of Talonmore NA Spirit, the Talon & Tinnie is the perfect balance of biscuity malt and citrusy hops.
Talonmore is a family run business that was established in Edinburgh four years ago, created to provide an exceptional alcohol-free drink that can be enjoyed without compromising health, clarity and taste. And by choosing brewing methods of manufacture, rather than distilling, they have developed a unique beverage that ensures flavour is at the forefront, replicating the experience of drinking a dark spirit.
Jump Ship Brewing was also founded in Scotland in 2019 by Sonja Mitchell, and is Scotland’s first non-alcoholic brewing company, producing world-class alcohol free beer for five years, winning a number of awards for the core and special release non-alcoholic beers.
Lewis Kennedy, Managing Director at Talonmore Drinks Company, said:
“Talonmore has been admiring Jump Ship Brewing for some time. Sonja’s vision is inspiring to see in the Scottish alcohol-free scene. Their team spirit is really wonderful. We’re looking forward to many partnerships with them.
“I’m always curious to see how Talonmore’s ginger-forward flavour will pair with other brands. Tasting Yardarm gave clear inspiration, with the burst of flavour from both liquids creating a hugely satisfying taste and mouthfeel.”
“Talonmore has always, and always will be, an advocate for socialising and friendship. We want everyone to keep the fire alive in January and have a blether with loved ones, whether that be in the pub or round at family and friends’ houses. Enjoy the combination of biscuity malt, zesty hops, Assam Tea and Ginger that the Talon & Tinnie creates.”
Sonja Mitchell, Founder of Jump Ship Brewing, added:
“It’s an exciting time to be making low and no alcohol alternatives as we see demand for tasty drinks without the booze continue to grow. We jumped at the chance to partner with our friends over at Talonmore to create a Boilermaker for Dry January – the flavours in Talonmore work so well to balance our zesty, refreshing and exceptionally drinkable Yardarm Lager.”
With over 8 million adults in the UK now looking to reduce their alcohol intake, Talonmore is well placed to shake up the non-alcoholic drinks market by championing the adventurous lifestyle that would normally be sacrificed with traditional alcohol.
Simon Burrell is Editor of OMOTG Travel & Lifestyle Magazine, a former member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Talonmore and Jump Ship Brewing