The Arbikie distillery launches a second spirit based on peas: Nàdar Vodka
After launching Nàdar Gin, Arbikie creates a new alcohol based on peas: Nàdar vodka. An occasion to celebrate World Sustainable Spirits Day.
Arbikie seized the “World Sustainable Spirits Day” on August 28th to toast to a greener future and a sustainable environment.
Nadar Vodka has the same basis as the first pea-based spirit created by the distillery, Gin Nàdar. However, this vodka, unlike the first, prevents more carbon dioxide emissions than it creates, saving more than 1.53 kg of CO2E per bottle. All this would not be possible without the garden pea. In fact, thanks to it, there is no need for synthetic fertilizer or dependence on imported proteins for animal feed.
All growth, distillation and bottling of Nadàr vodka is taken care of by the distiller, ensuring provenance and traceability.
The master distiller, Kristy Black, comments:
” We’re always looking to think differently, and by aligning our distillery production with the activity of the farm, we are using our knowledge of growing, and the vagaries of the changing Scottish climate, and indeed how these factors impact our growing season, to produce the finest spirits from some of the best agricultural land in the country.
By shifting our focus to climate change and biodiversity loss we not only want to minimise our impact on the environment but also inspire and demonstrate to others the potential options available and how they might take advantage of these challenges.”
Black created the positive spirit for climate after five years of extensive research. He was joined by top scientists from the University of Abertay and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland.
As Arbikie Distillery is the latest beverage company to announce its commitment to producing more ethical products, sustainability is the only innovative approach to its field to bottle spirits range.
The director of the distillery, Iain Stirling, spoke about Arbikie’s sustainable objectives and values:
“Arbikie is focused on becoming one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries, as both farmers and distillers we are in an ideal position to grow & distil our family of sustainable spirits.
Sustainable products, particularly in the area of food and drink, are undoubtedly the future, and they will be the major economic driving force in the years to come, not just in Scotland, but across the world.
We are fortunate to have such a wonderful environment from which we can produce the highest quality of spirits, and we’re proud to play a part at the vanguard of what is becoming a global movement.”
Also, important actors of the industry pronounce themselves on Nadàr vodka. Like Glen Montgomery, head sommelier at the Andrew Fairlie restaurant at The Gleneagles Montgomery hotel. Montogmery highlights the importance of sustainability to the beverage industry.
“Nàdar brings a whole new dimension to the drinks industry. Along with a luxury drinking experience, Nàdar has a strong sustainability message, which is fascinating.
At Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, quality and flavour are at the heart of everything we do. To be able to offer that same uncompromising quality, while also being underpinned by sustainability, makes Nàdar Vodka an essential addition to our Restaurant offering.
The sustainability movement is a tremendous step for the drinks industry, and we’re delighted to be ‘doing our bit’ and to demonstrate that change is within our reach.”
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