Created by hand in Portland, Oregon, we combine traditional methods of tea making, perfumery, and alcoholic spirits to craft our non-alcoholic expressions.
Beginning with bundles of carefully chosen raw botanicals, our small batches are patiently brewed to extract their flavors and aromas. Then, using a process known as vacuum distillation, we use a Spinning Cone Column still to focus the power of gentle heat to refine and intensify the combined essences of these raw botanicals without alcohol ever being introduced or removed.
Fellow Oregonians, Brad Whiting and Seth O’Malley came together for a new vision of distilling. Brad, a liquor industry veteran, longed for drink options that would celebrate the complexity and experience of a traditional spirit but that paired better with an active lifestyle. Seth, an expert distiller, had a passion for botanicals and was feeling constrained by the limited flavors celebrated in spirits. When the two connected, the answer was clear: they set out to create distilled spirits rooted in flavor, unbound by alcohol.
“The team at Wilderton have created botanical distillates that pack a flavor punch. Any inspired bar person will have no problem turning [these expressions] into outrageously delicious and interesting zero proof cocktails.”
“The mouthfeel [of Wilderton] is similar to that of other common spirits, which makes it possible to create alcohol-free cocktails that are lighter and more sophisticated than your standard sugar and juice-forward alternatives.”
“As a career whiskey guy, I never thought that a non-alcoholic spirit could approach the complexity of traditional spirits. Wilderton’s Earthen delivers intriguingly unique aromas and tastes like nothing I’ve tried before. On the rocks, or with soda, it provides a great alternative when I want a break from whiskey.”