The Temperance Spirit Company was formed in 2015 by three businessman Brendan Duckworth, Ian Jowett and Ian Ackroyd. It was former research chemist and doctor of chemistry Ian Jowett who was tasked with first developing the recipe for Teetotal G’n’T using only all natural, high quality ingredients and he spent many months refining the taste until he was happy with the result.
Eventually, he came up with the correct mix of botanicals to replicate the taste of gin to everyone’s satisfaction while keeping down the sugar content and the calorie count to just 52kcal per drink.
The team extensively researched the market, carrying out thousands of blind tastings at food and drink festivals and were very encouraged by the response. More than 95 per cent of those who tried the drink said they liked it, which was an incredible endorsement and soon a loyal customer base was building. Gill Venning the fourth member who joined the team in mid-2016, was tasked to take G’n’T to the wider market via outlets and to build relationships with wholesalers. The Temperance Spirit Company believe that there is a gap in the market for a sophisticated adult-styled premium drink, designed for those who like the taste of alcohol, but for a variety of reasons are unable to partake in an alcohol beverage at a specific time.