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THE PRISTINE OLIVE TASTING BAR: Pouring Fresh for 10 Years

Written by Local Flavour

The Pristine Olive’s

In June 2012, Jamie & Clara Griffiths (with son Reid, and daughter Ally) introduced The Pristine Olive Tasting Bar to London, and for the past decade fresh extra virgin olive oils and savoury balsamic vinegars have been the essence of their family business and the cornerstone of success.

The Pristine Olive’s top priorities today remain the same as the day they swung open the doors; to bring Londoners the freshest and highest quality extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars available.

The Pristine Olive’s

Why Does “Fresh” Matter?

The health benefits of an extra virgin olive oil are unmatched, with research revealing more benefits almost daily. However, not all olive oils are created equal. “A fresh olive oil contains the most flavour, nutrients and health benefits,” explains Jamie. “Whereas an old, poorly made, improperly stored or fraudulent olive oil yields fewer, if any, health benefits.”

The Pristine Olive’s standards for extra virgin olive oil were developed to define and distinguish the freshest, highest quality olive oils in the world. The ultimate in flavour, authenticity, tree-to bottle transparency and third-party sensory and chemistry lab testing. Their focus on freshness is guaranteed through the rotation of all their olive oils with every harvest. For half the year, The Pristine Olive imports extra virgin olive oils produced in the Northern Hemisphere, and the other half of the year, oils produced from the Southern Hemisphere. As Jamie attests, “We never have oils available past the 12-month mark following their actual harvest/crush date.”

Modern Kitchen Space

Over 60 All-Natural Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars

A myriad of choices — all available to try before you buy — will ignite your taste buds. And the value placed on purity certainly doesn’t end with their olive oils. As one of the few companies in the world to offer a truly colour-free product, all the aged dark balsamic vinegars available at The Pristine Olive are caramel-colour free, with no added thickeners or sweeteners.

The Pristine Olive recently updated and modernized the kitchen space in the back of the building as a place to host future tasting parties and group events. Watch the website, Facebook and Instagram pages for exciting updates, as there are many new ideas and projects on the go. #wherefreshmatters

Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Bar

884 Adelaide St. North (at Grosvenor)

Fused (Agrumato) & Infused Olive Oils
Traditional-style Balsamic Vinegar Condimento
Natural-Flavoured, Whole Fruit, and Whole Ingredient White and Dark Balsamic Vinegars
After Hours, Private Tastings are Available
Ample Free Parking