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Producer of the month: Kaveri Spirits

Kaveri cold pressed ginger vodka, served in glasses

We caught up with our neighbour Varun Sarna to talk about his new spirit brand (we’re flattered, using our ingredients!) Kaveri.

  1. What inspired you to create Kaveri?

Kaveri was actually created in my kitchen in St Johns Wood with fresh ginger, lime leaf and basil from Panzers, so it’s amazing to be stocked with you.

Kaveri was inspired by a desire to create a spirit that is truly natural. What we’ve created is one of a kind and completely unique. Instead of concentrates or processed flavourings, we blend in 100% organic Peruvian ginger juice which we lightly filter, so we look and taste like a fresh ginger shot. Unlike any other spirit, (and every other cold-pressed juice), you have to shake us before you pour.  You’ll also see we look really different – more like a juice than a spirit!

Owner of Kaveri Spirits Varun Sarna

  1. Tell us about the magic of cold pressing ginger

The heat created by the blades in normal juicing alters the natural fibres in ginger, which makes for a duller taste profile that loses the freshness and power of our raw Peruvian ginger. We cold-press to protect those fibres and that natural zing.

  1. Your product is truly global – tell us a bit more.

We juice and blend locally (in Kent & St Albans) to keep our carbon footprint low, but we’re global in inspiration.  Kaveri is named after a river that flows through India, the country of my heritage.  Our ginger is Peruvian, and our supporting ingredients from Ugandan Vanilla to Thai Lime Leaf are sourced from all over the world.

  1. What is your idea recipe for serving?

For ginger lovers, I recommend taking the time to savour the spirit straight.  We work amazingly well in a ginger spritz for warmer weather. As we move into autumn and winter, I would recommend trying us with hot water and a dash of honey (or agave for vegans) in a whiskey tumbler. Warming goodness!

  1. What are your favourite bar snacks to serve alongside?

Two vegan suggestions as we’re an all vegan product. The Gordal Olives from Panzers are perfect for every occasion and every drink. I’m not joking! For something else fresh and healthy, bruschetta on rye pairs really well.

Find Kaveri Vodka in our spirits section near the wine racks in store. 

WE’RE STARTING AN IN-STORE REFURB

We have some VERY exciting projects coming in 2024 starting with: doubling the size of our kitchens.

This will mean no hot meals or warm lunches, if you visit us in store, for a few weeks beginning on Monday, March 25th. Our terraced seating will remain open for coffees, cakes & bakes. You can still order bagels, sandwiches & salads inside at the deli to eat outside. And we hope to be back up and running for hot meals (and soon MORE) in a few weeks. 

DELIVERY ZONE INFORMATION

Local London Delivery

Due to the nature of our range, some items can only be delivered within the London area. If your order containers any flowers or fresh fruit then you will need to live locally to be able to have it delivered. Sushi is delivered within a 3 mile radius of our store.

Nationwide Delivery

All other goods can be delivered nationwide (excluding Highlands and Islands) via our partner couriers. There is a slightly larger delivery cost for this service outside of London.

Collection In Store

Everything on the store can be ordered for collection from our store. Orders must be picked up on your chosen collection date, and can be picked up from the store between the hours of 9am – 6pm, seven days a week. If your order was placed online, please bring your order confirmation when collecting.

Certain goods can be sent overseas, please call for more information.