The Pathfinder Hemp and Root is inspired by the apothecarial mysteries of Old West snake oil salesmen, alternative medicine, and the supernatural marvels that go hand-in-hand with them. The resulting liquid is equally wild and enigmatic, leading our drinkers to new realms of flavor both tangible and surreal. With an eye to the future of drinks and a thirst for progress in booze-free spirits, Hemp and Root hearkens to a bygone age while raising the standard of flavor and quality in non-alcoholic spirits.
It debuted at the bar Life on Mars in the counter-cultural epicenter of Seattle, the Capitol Hill neighborhood, in 2021. It soon became a local darling, and certainly no small affair between the bartenders and shopkeepers in the area, due to its unrivaled flavor and wondrous versatility in cocktails. Within no time, this miraculous elixir could be found at leading bars like Zig Zag, Rob Roy, Trick Dog, Death & Company, and Amor Y Amargo, and retail sales were fast outpacing production, which led the New York Post to declare ‘The Pathfinder has become the Pappy Van Winkle of the non-alcoholic drinks world,’ because of its scarcity and cult following.
If good fortune guides you to this extraordinary treasure in the wild, we implore you to give it a taste and join us on our journey to cocktail enlightenment. May the trails you blaze be fervently delicious.
This ingenious spirit is fermented from hemp and carefully refined by copper pot distillation. The base liquid is then blended with an alchemy of wormwood, angelica root, ginger, sage, juniper, saffron, orange peel and wild-crafted Douglas-fir, as well as natural terpenes, to yield a revolutionary spirit of both character and complexity.