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The London Essence Co., the world’s most planet positive spirit, Calvados brand Avallen, and low carbon, low waste spirits distribution technology ecoSPIRITS have joined forces to create ‘The Sustainable Spritz’, an ultra low waste serve that eliminates single use glass.
Avallen is a floral, fruity, and proudly apple forward Calvados, a cider brandy.
Allthe apples come from within 20km of the distillery and are washed, chopped, juiced, fermented, distilled, aged, and bottled on site. Every bottle made removes 2.73kg of CO2e from our atmosphere (without external offsetting).
Avallen is made from 40 different varieties of apple and their traditional orchards support a wide range of flora and fauna.
London Essence pioneered the ’world first’ dispense system, Freshly Infused, giving premium tonic on tap.
It works by using patented micro-dosing technology. which infuses freshly distilled botanicals into carbonated chilled tonic water at the point of serve, reducing packaging by 96%.
The system saves on fridge space (with associated savings on energy use) and allows vendors to reduce our glass bin collections by nearly six a week.
ecoSPIRITS is an innovative closed-loop distribution system that nearly eliminates packaging waste in the premium spirits supply chain.
The ecoTOTE reusable vessel sits at the heart of the ecoSPIRITS system. Bars fill their own bottles from ecoTOTES. When they’re empty, ecoTOTES are sent back to be cleaned, sanitised, refilled then distributed again in the local market. With each bottle eliminated, ecoSPIRITS saves at least 550 grams of CO2.
The Lost Explorer
The Lost Explorer is a handcrafted mezcal made from agave. Their sustainability initiatives include rainwater conservation, the use of reclaimed wood, replanting at least three agaves for every agave distilled and using solar panels.
Through their in-house research space, the “Lost Laboratory, they are germinating seeds of genetically diverse agave on distillery land. In addition to repurposing agave waste into fertilizer for the land, they use agave waste to make copitas.
They support three Mexican organisations with projects that will have an immediate impact in Oaxacan communities this year.
Boatyard Distillery is based in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It’s a grain to glass distillery, making at least half of the base alcohol it uses in its gins. All of the botanicals used are organic to ensure quality and constituency.
A certified B Corp, they have eliminated single-use glass bottles in the distillery visitor centre and created a bottle refill programme allowing customers to take their own bottle back to the distillery for refilling with a newly designed eco refill station.
More recently they have launched a refill pouch for use in bars and restaurants which uses 84% less packaging than a conventional bottle.
Sapling was launched in 2018 as the world’s first “climate positive” spirits brand. Sapling’s vodka and London dry gin are both produced in the UK, using local ingredients to reduce transport emissions, with a tree planted for every bottle sold.
They ferment the base spirit for their gin using Wildfarmed regenerative organic wheat. Their farming methods create a more healthy, living soil, while capturing loads of CO2. It also massively increases biodiversity.
Pod Pea Vodka
Vodka made from peas! The 100% British peas are distilled into a neutral grain spirit, then blended with beautiful Lake District water. The labels, glass and even the sand to make the glass are all locally sourced.
As well as being the UK’s national vegetable, peas fix nitrogen into the soil, which helps to create healthier crops. To add complexity and interest on the palate, they've added more botanicals such as sea kelp and asparagus.
The Ethical Spirits & Co
This Japanese craft gin company creates next-generation gin and whiskey from food and drinks that would otherwise go to waste.
Unwanted sake lees are upcycled into a beautiful gin with various botanicals at the urban Tokyo Riverside Distillery, in the Asakusa area of Tokyo.
This is the world’s first regenerative distillery, and there is a strong focus on the circular economy.
You may have first spotted them on Dragons' Den making a deal with Deborah Meaden. Panther M*lk is the World's First alcoholic oat milk, inspired by the infamous cocktail drink Leche De Pantera.
All of their large bottles are printed with organic ink straight to the bottle.
Launched in late 2020, Brixton Spirits is made from juniper planted at a number of sites across Brixton
Brixton gin has a fusion of bold notes of hibiscus, wood violet and raw Brixton bee honey, combined with more traditional flavours of juniper, lemon and orange peel. This is a gin that celebrates the beautiful diversity of its community and gives back to the local economy.
North Point Distillery
North Point creates small batches of authentic Scottish spirits, including rums.
Their Still, affectionately known as ‘Sandy Stroma’, is powered using electricity and their site is powered with the on-site wind farm at Forss.
As well as using the finest and sustainably sourced sugarcane and molasses from the Caribbean, they use local whisky casks from the Scottish Highlands to mature and finish their spirits.
Caru is a brandy distilled from surplus wine and sweetened with locally sourced honey to support British bees and reduce waste.
The liqueur is inspired by the slow food movement and is distilled, aged refined and posted directly from the same site in Essex meaning it has a low carbon footprint.
The packaging is recyclable and only biodegradable plastic is used where necessary.
Cantium is the world’s first gin to be presented in a stylish reusable flask bottle.
Cantium is the Roman word for Kent, which is where Cantium Gin hails from, making the most of local botanicals with Kentish lavender, apples, blackberries, hops, cobnuts and chestnuts.
They also donate new and used bottles to UK. homeless charities.
Beckford's Rum is crafted using time-honoured methods and the finest natural ingredients. On the beginning of their sustainability journey and a desire to be more planet-conscious, the factory where the rum is produced utilises recyclable materials such as packaging corks and glass.
Ellers Farm Distillery
Ellers Farm launched its debut spirit, Dutch Barn Vodka, in March 2022. It evolved from British apples, balanced with a touch of potato spirit until it develops into a crisp, clean, and exceptionally smooth vodka.
They are planting 5.6 acres of mixed native woodland and heritage apple orchard as well as just over one acre of wet grassland and wildflower meadow in the area surrounding the distillery.
The amber glass bottle contains over 60% recycled content.
Feragaia is Scotland's first distilled alcohol-free spirit. A small batch dark spirit, it brings together 14 responsibly sourced botanicals carefully identified for their flavour profiles and natural properties from wild earth.
A certified B Corp, the bottles are made from recycled, recyclable glass and feature a recyclable cap, quite rare for spirits. Packaging is plastic-free and FSC-certified, and the botanicals are all composted after distillation.
Gattertop Drinks are artisan, award winning spirits made with organically grown fruits and botanics from Herefordshire orchards and hedgerows.
Wildjac rum is batch distilled, using traditional methods, and aged in ex-Bourbon oaked barrels. It's made from Worcestershire-sourced honey and English coriander and makes up part of the distillery's core range of premium botanical spirits.
To make the process even more sustainable, Wildjac has developed refillable bottles and recyclable refill bags. Even the wood stopper (the cork) is FSC-certified. No plastic is used, and the bottles are labelled from recycled paper.
The Sin Gusano Project promotes the diversity and heritage of artisan agave spirits.
It partners with independent family producers to source the most exceptional microbatch spirits from all over Mexico.
The project operates a profit-share model and runs an annual analysis of its carbon footprint, with a view to reducing its environmental impact and becoming a leader in social responsibility as the brand grows.
The Oxford Distillery
The Oxford Artisan Distillery produces a range of absinthes, vodka and rye whiskeys with total provenance from grain to glass. It contracts five local organic and regenerative farms mostly within a 50-mile radius of the distillery in Oxford.
They are the only distiller in the world to use these populations of ancient heritage grains. There is low to no crop rotation and the crop is undersown with clover. This creates an abundance of wildflowers, insects and birds across the farms.
Papillon Gin is created in a small distillery nestled deep within the Dartmoor National Park. They marry traditional gin botanicals with Dartmoor flavours.
It is named Papillon for the Pearl Bordered Fritillary, an endangered Dartmoor butterfly that feeds on wild violets.
1% from all sales (except Carabus) is donated to Butterfly Conservation.
All of their spent botanicals are converted into green energy and a nutrient rich fertiliser through Andigestion’s local Holsworthy Biogas Plant.
Greensand are a carbon-neutral micro-distillery on a mission to develop breathtaking spirits the slow way.
They make all our fermented and distilled spirits from surplus produce from local farmers or the food system.
Their stills and equipment, our distillery operations and our bottling line - powered by green electricity.
Their organic waste feeds local boar and only produce one bag of non-recyclable waste every 6-8 weeks.
SmoothEdge upcycles waste bottles into glassware. Their mission is to reduce the demand for virgin materials and increase the circularity of waste glass bottles
Liberation Nuts is the UK’s only Fairtrade and farmer-owned nut company, selling peanuts, mixed nuts, seeds and berries..
The farmers own 49% of the company and get paid a fair trade minimum for their nuts. They also earn a premium for every kilogram they sell.
This empowers farmers to earn an honest and decent living from their trade. It also allows them to invest in community projects such as building health care and education facilities.
Delicious, plant based food at the event will be provided by Greedy Vegan. The truck has solar panels on the roof and is covered astroturf made from recycled bottles astro turf.
The Natural Bar Company
Leading the way in sustainability and mindful drinking in the UK, they use spare and waste wood from the events industry to make our bars
They have a closed loop system, recycling all food waste into ingredients for future cocktails, or it goes into their wormery to make worm castings for the herb garden where they grow ingredients for our future cocktails