Given the world’s current circumstances, Chilled will Countdown to Earth Day April 22, 2020 with daily stories of sustainability from bars to brands that continue to honor our beautiful planet.
As spirits lovers, for this year’s Earth Day we can help make a difference by sipping environmentally sustainable brands. Here are 4 solid sipping choices:
- Every drop of Diplomatico Rum has a rich distillation heritage with deep Venezuelan rum-making tradition. Preserving the environment is a big focus for the brand. They have an ISO 14001 certification for environmental awareness, and 80% of all energy consumed at the distillery is self-generated. 100% of their liquid waste is used as organic fertilizer, and recycling and reuse of all solid waste is a primary goal.
- New Zealand’s Broken Shed Vodka takes pride in returning to mother nature. The water distilled from the North Island is located above a geothermal system, rich in hot springs, mud pools and geysers. On the South Island, the waters running from the island’s South Alps sift through an ecosystem of rocks and pebbles creating a natural filtration. The vodka is also distilled from a natural protein, whey.
- Empress 1908 Gin is a premium gin from Victoria, Canada. Its manufacturers use innovative technology to reduce their environmental footprint and the distiller runs on a unique ocean-based geothermal energy system for its cooling process. This system allows them to reuse the hot water they produce as an annual source of heat for the Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa next door. Instead of wasting the water, this system saves the island three million liters of water a year. More information here
- Tequila Chamucos hand harvests 100% organic agaves. No herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used in the agave fields. All packaging involves the use of recyclable materials. Additionally, the recycled glass used to create the artisanal bottles burns less fuel and requires less energy use by burning at 800 degrees Celsius.