Nelson's Naughtical range

Source: Nelson’s Distillery & School

The new ‘Naughtical’ range includes alcohol-free versions of its Timur Gin and Rhubarb & Custard (rsp: £22/700ml)

Nelson’s is moving into low & no for the first time with a duo of 0% spirits.

The brand’s new ‘Naughtical’ range comprises alcohol-free versions of its existing Timur and Rhubarb & Custard gins (rsp: £22/700ml).

Rhubarb & Custard features rhubarb essence and Madagascan vanilla. Timur, meanwhile, features timur pepper and is billed as having a “unique aroma”.

Nelson’s owner and master distiller Neil Harrison said the drinks would cater to the “ever-growing number of people who are turning to low or no alcohol” alternatives.

“We have selected two of our bestselling spirits which we believe are well suited to an alcohol-free option and used all our gin distilling knowledge and experience to create the best 0% experience,” he said.

Early reviews of the products had been “extremely positive”, he added.

It comes amid a swathe of gin-inspired launches in the low & no spirits category.

Over recent months, Diageo has launched zero-alcohol versions of its Gordon’s and Tanqueray gin brands.

Non-alcoholic spirits brand Straight & Narrow is planning a September launch four of its ‘Gøn’ drinks in Classic, Rhubarb & Ginger, Cucumber & Mint and Mixed Berry flavours.