When Gerry Scullion was made redundant in 2012, it gave him an opportunity to pursue his interest in fermenting and brewing. He decided he’d like to develop healthy fermented non-alcoholic drinks.
This was drawn from his own experience, because whenever he wanted a soft drink in a pub, he was limited to high-sugar brands, full of artificial flavours. Working from home, Gerry found he could make a delicious drink from a culture called Water Kefir, which has the added benefit of containing gut friendly cultures. His next step was to open a small production facility in The Chocolate Factory (a shared area for creatives and start-ups in Dublin).
Gerry is interested in ‘a new drinking culture’, changing people’s views and offering them a tempting, healthy, soft-drink alternative, full of beneficial bacteria and yeast.
SuperValu has helped in this, enabling the company to reach new customers and create sustainable jobs in an old quarter of Dublin.