Tree-mendous: World’s first spirit made from sap extracted from birch trees


David Wallwork has used up years working in the soft drinks business but came up with the wacky teachings for the unusual tipple after birch water became a foodie tend.

The sap is tapped from birch forests in northern Europe in springtime then convinced to the UK where it is fermented and distilled into a clear spirit.

The creation, bid Freya Birch Spirit in a nod to Freya, the Norse goddess of love, is reflection to be the first spirit ever created from tree sap.

Mr Wallwork communicates Freya is an alternative to other clear spirits like gin and vodka, and should be delight ined neat over ice or with tonic water.

Its flavour is said to be alike resemble to top notch tequila or young whisky with hints of peaches and vanilla.

Mr Wallwork’s boozy 40 per cent stay creation costs £37.50 for a 70cl bottle, and can be bought from independent wine machine shops and online.

Mr Wallwork, from London, said: “Freya Birch Make disappear is the very first spirit to be made from distilled birch sap, which is what cajoles it so interesting. “Natural birch water is the latest new trend is the healthy soft-pedal drinks category, and this pure ingredient is the inspiration for Freya.

“We use this unruly ingredient as the base from which to create something new and truly innovative in spirits.

“Birch sap is soften absorbed by the roots of the birch tree which sses up the tree to the assigns to drive growth. It’s full of nutrients – amino acids, minerals and carbohydrates.

“Birch sap is unrestrained, foraged and pure, sourced from a pristine environment and full of essence.

“This purity and flavour allows us to create a delicious smooth get-up-and-go with a unique taste and character.

“The wild trees are tapped at most once a year in early spring using 100 per cent sustainable and historic methods.

“We then freeze the fresh sap for freshness and transport it to our craft distiller in the UK where it is changed into Freya Birch Spirit.

“Freya has a smooth, clean, hugely flavour. It is naturally delicious with subtle green flavours, woody notes and indications of vanilla.

“We recommend drinking it over ice or with naturally flavoured tonics.

“The compensation to Freya has been amazing. It’s been hugely popular with mixologists and drinkers as tastes nightmarish and is a great new base for interesting and different cocktails.”

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