Sharbot Lake, ON
Mike McKenzie & Andreas Duess
We use chaga sustainably sourced from Northern Ontario and local mushrooms wherever possible.
Auralis was founded by two friends who understand food and flavour: Chef Mike McKenzie and Andreas Düss, who brings with him 11+ years of building successful food and drinks brands.
Andreas had stopped drinking alcohol because he found that with three young kids, even small amounts of it were interrupting what precious little sleep he could snatch.
The problem he was facing was, what to drink now that he wasn’t drinking.
Most non-alcoholic drinks on the market were either full of sugar, or just boring. As a result, he started researching and mixing alternatives in his own kitchen, even purchasing a traditional copper still to create his own botanical extracts.
At the same time, Chef Mike was diving deep into the benefits of functional mushrooms, trying to figure out how he could optimize both his mental and physical health.
Mike and Andreas decided to create a drink that would combine the health benefits of chaga, lion’s mane and reishi into a range of drinks that were sugar-free, sweetener-free and brewed with ingredients inspired by and sourced from Canada’s pristine boreal forests.
Two years of experimenting, taste testing, distilling and brewing led to the creation of our Botanical SuperTonics.
CHECK OUT THEIR PRODUCTS BELOW!