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CBD Liquor: Exploring CBD Rum And CBD Gin With Wee Hemp Spirits

One Aberdeen-based firm specialises in CBD liquor: rum and gin infused with hemp and CBD. Created by a Scottish couple, Wee Hemp Spirits may be a world first.

One Aberdeen-based firm specialises in CBD liquor: rum and gin infused with hemp and CBD.

So, you’ve tried the UK’s best CBD beer, but now you’re keen to try something with a little more kick? Wee Hemp Spirits have exactly what you’re looking for. It’s not only a first for the UK but possibly the world at large.

THIS SCOTTISH COMPANY COMBINES CBD AND LIQUOR

The people behind the first CBD liquor are husband and wife team Calum and Rebecca Napier. They also run The Wee Hemp Company, a CBD-based firm which won Scotland’s Micro Business of the Year in 2019’s FSB Awards. We spoke to Calum about the origins, development and future plans of their journey in CBD spirits.

The Wee Hemp Company was launched in May 2018, largely thanks to Rebecca’s inspiring experiences with CBD.

Photo: Two bottles of CBD liquor posed in front of a waterfall: CBD-infused gin and CBD-infused rum.

Canna B have created unique CBD liquors that are also infused with hemp seed oils and delicious other botanicals.

“Rebecca has suffered with Crohn’s disease since she was five years old, and in 2016 she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic illness that causes pain all over the body,” said Calum. “I did some research and found that in America many people were using CBD to help with fibromyalgia so we took a weekend trip to Amsterdam and purchased some.”

The changes were remarkable. “Over the next few months Rebecca regained her life back,” said Calum. “She changed her diet, did intolerance tests and had great success using CBD. We then trialled many different CBD products before jetting off to a lab in Europe to create our own product line and start our own company.”

In these early days the duo looked into growing four acres of hemp in Aberdeen, but the UK government made it near-impossible to gain the appropriate licenses. Then they had the idea of experimenting with hemp as a botanical in distilling spirits.

WORLD FIRST CBD LIQUOR AGING TECHNIQUE

“We contacted a local distillery and they were more than happy to let us do some experimenting with our hemp in their facility. Over the next few months we perfected the recipes and Wee Hemp Spirits was born!”

Wee Hemp Spirits currently offers hemp-infused Canna’B Gin and Canna’B Rum, with a full spectrum limited edition CBD-infused Canna’B Spirits about to be released.

“All spirits have hemp seeds and hemp plant material as botanicals,” said Calum. “The rum has been aged in charred hemp stalks. This is a world’s first aging technique that gives our rum a subtle smoky yet sweet finish, and a beautiful golden colour.”

The name ‘Canna’B’ is a smart play on Scottish dialect, pronounced ‘cannae be,’ as in ‘cannot be.’ It also serves as a neat reference to the cannabis sativa L plant and the bees which provide the honey used in these CBD liquor products.

EVEN THE WATER IS THE BEST AVAILABLE

This impressive attention to detail even goes as far as the H2O used to create the spirits.

“The water used in each of these is from the Cairngorms,” explained Calum. “It’s been filtering through the cracks and rock formations for 50 years before ending up in Canna’B.”

According to Calum, the special water gives the flavors in his CBD liquor “more depth.”

Even the water used by Wee Hemp Spirits is carefully selected to enhance the flavor and effectiveness of their CBD liquor. Photo: A rum and coke with ice in a lowball glass, sitting on a table at the edge of a blurry nature scene.

Even the water used by Wee Hemp Spirits is carefully selected to enhance the flavor and effectiveness of their CBD liquor.

When it comes to the actual creation of these spirits, it’s a multi-layered process, simple in parts, complicated in others, that serves to create a wonderful handcrafted artisan product.

“The hemp seeds and plant material are steeped with our other botanicals to give more depth of flavour before it is distilled in small 250 litre batches,” said Calum.

“The rum is then aged in charred hemp stalks giving it the smokiness and glorious golden colour. When the spirits are ready, a percentage are infused with our full spectrum water soluble CBD and sent away for cannabinoid profile analysis, before Rebecca and I begin the process of bottling, corking, sealing, labelling and quality checking each and every bottle.”

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

And it doesn’t stop there. The founders have big ideas for the future.

“Our plans are to expand our Canna’B product line into many more spirits, utilising our unique ageing technique,” said Calum.

“Rebecca has been experimenting with CBD-infused vegan chocolates and full spectrum CBD-infused Canna’B rum and raisin fudge — which, I might add, is next level!”

Calum has his sights set on more than just CBD liquor:

“Wee are not just a CBD company however. Hemp can be used for just about anything, so expanding our portfolio is on the horizon. We’re looking at a solution for the plastic crisis with biodegradable hemp plastic, hempcrete for sustainable housing projects with local building companies, and fashion from 100% hemp fabrics – these are just a few areas we wish to expand into. We want this ancient plant to make a big comeback. And why not, after decades of demonisation it deserves it.”

THE LEGAL TIDE IS TURNING

In a sign that the UK government is finally coming round to the idea of CBD oil products, Calum and Rebecca found the legal process of bringing their products to market surprisingly easy.

“There have been zero issues,” explained Calum. ”In fact the response has been very welcoming, and everyone is excited to try and stock Canna’B. It appears the stigma is being broken down day by day.”

The tide is certainly turning, not just in the UK but worldwide. Some of the biggest alcohol companies in the world are investing many millions of dollars in acquiring cannabis producers and research facilities. It’s clear this crossover market is on the verge of exploding and boutique companies like Wee Hemp Spirits are right at the cutting edge. If you’re a CBD user and enjoy a drink, the future is set to be very bright indeed.

You can buy Canna’B products online and in various stockists across the UK (see their website for more details). Wee Spirits are looking at expanding into other markets around the world, depending on local laws.

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Prime CBD Oil Spray Is A Convenient & Tasty Way To Take CBD (UK CBD Oil Review)

Prime CBD Oil Spray is a convenient and effective method of consuming CBD for UK users. It’s made using Prime CBD’s unique CBD blend, a cocktail of legal hemp strains from plants grown in a variety of climates across the European Union.

Prime CBD Oil Spray is a convenient and effective method of consuming CBD for UK users.

It’s made using Prime CBD’s unique CBD blend, which they describe as a cocktail of legal hemp strains, containing cannabinoids from plants grown in a variety of climates across the European Union.

For this review, we tested the peppermint flavor of Prime CBD Oil Spray, in the 800mg strength. Instructions suggested using 1-2 sprays before meals every day. At this rate, the 20ml bottle lasts for around 4-6 weeks. The taste is quite pleasant, with a subtle minty flavour that helps to mask the more pungent herbal aromas of the CBD.

Using Prime CBD Oil Spray leaves a faintly oily texture on the tongue, but this absorbs nearly instantly, leaving little to no residue or aftertaste. As the CBD enters the system via the membranes in the mouth, the effects are much quicker than when consuming CBD capsules or edibles. Obviously, CBD affects people in a variety of ways but we found this spray oil particularly useful as a stress-relieving agent. Two sprays saw stress levels reduce noticeably after a few minutes, and even helped ease tension headaches.

Three bottles of different flavors of Prime CBD oil spray rest against a natural backdrop.

Our UK review team found Prime CBD Oil spray to be a fast, effective way to take CBD oil.

We were paid a fee by Prime CBD and offered free products in return for our honest opinion. If you use the special coupon below, we’ll also receive a percentage of the cost of your purchase. We only select the highest-quality CBD products for review on our site.

Read on to learn more about Prime CBD, and to see our complete review.

EXPERIENCED, FAMILY-OWNED PRIME CBD OFFERS RELIABLE HEMP OIL PRODUCTS

PrimeCBD is a family-owned business that’s operated since 2015, based in Staffordshire in central England. Everything about their operation is professional and efficient, with products arriving remarkably quickly and in discreet packaging that contains no mention of cannabis or hemp. Their products are currently only available in the UK but we can expect to see this change soon, with plans to deliver their items to Europe and beyond.

We appreciated that Prime CBD’s website prominently features a section called Lab Results, which hosts the third-party Certificate Of Analysis for each of their products. The lab results show that Prime CBD Oil Spray contains 42mg/g CBD, along with 9.3mg/g of CBDa (the precursor to CBD), plus trace amounts of THC. Interestingly, they also show a small amount of CBN, which is the third best-known cannabinoid after CBD and THC, and is said to have mild sedative effects.

These third party lab reports are a must when it comes to knowing exactly what is in your CBD products, and this establishes Prime CBD as a trustworthy vendor. CBD dominates, as you’d expect, and the tiny amount of THC is well within the legal limits for the UK.

UK CBD Oil Review: Three bottls of Prime CBD Oil Spray in pepperment flavor rest on a stone surface. PRIME CBD OIL SPRAY OFFICIAL REVIEW (UK CBD OIL REVIEW)

  • Highlights: Prime CBD Oil Spray has a pleasant taste and quick-acting formula, backed by an experienced team of hemp experts.
  • Strength: 800mg for a 20ml bottle, also available in 300mg, 500mg and 1400mg strengths
  • Price: £19.00 – £79.00
  • Special: Use coupon code MOH10 for 10% off your order.
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Extremely quick shipping, with reassuringly discreet packaging. Free shipping is available with expedited shipping available for an additional fee.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Flavour: A subtle peppermint which helped to mask the medicinal aroma of the CBD (other flavours are available). Slight, oily texture that disappears quickly from the mouth.
  • Ingredients: Full-spectrum Hemp Extract plus MCT (coconut-based) Oil and Natural Flavouring.
  • Other: You can also buy orange, coconut and unflavoured varieties.

Prime CBD uses hemp sourced from across the European Union. Prime CBD also sells CBD e-liquid, capsules and balm.

 

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