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A British soft drinks guru is branching out – by launching the world's first spirit made from sap extracted from birch trees.<br />
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David Wallwork has spent years working in the soft drinks business but came up with the wacky idea for the unusual tipple after birch water became a foodie trend.<br />
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The sap is tapped from birch forests in northern Europe in springtime then brought to the UK where it is fermented and distilled into a clear spirit.