Happy Earth Day!
At Arbikie, we are an active member of the Sustainable Spirits Movement and take our climate responsibilities as both farmers and distillers very seriously. Our aim is to be one of the world's most sustainable distilleries and with our field-to-bottle ethos of growing, distilling, maturing & bottling our spirits on the Arbikie Estate, we are very much on that journey.
Kirsty Black, Arbikie Master Distiller:
"At Arbikie we’re continuously looking for ways to innovate and reinforce our sustainability focus. For each decision we make, we try and consider the environmental impact and how we can do things better."
Make sure to check out our brand new short film ‘Going against the Grain’, which captures the essence of what we do at Arbikie and the creation of our Nàdar spirits:
Excellence in Sustainability Award
A great win for Arbikie was when we were recognised for our sustainable, field to bottle approach, winning the 'Excellence in Sustainability' Award in late 2020 at the Scottish Whisky Awards. This was a fantastic achievement for us as we were up against tough competition.
World's First Climate Positive Spirits
Arbikie X ecoSPIRITS
We also recently partnered with ecoSPIRITS, and became one of the first UK brands to adopt their closed loop distribution technology, which aims to eliminate single use glass in the drinks industry. ecoSPIRITS 4.5 Litre reusable TOTE replaces the standard six bottle spirits case, as well as a semi-automated facility that sanitises, refills, and seals spirits. While our Nàdar spirits already achieve an impressive carbon saving of over 1.53 kg per 700ml bottle, partnering with ecoSPIRITS helps us reduce that carbon footprint even further, saving an additional 1.004kg CO2e solely through the elimination of single-use glass. ecoSPIRITS is the way forward for the drinks industry and we are proud adopters of this revolutionary technology.
'Flora' Cocktail - The Savoy London
How to get involved with earth day:
Spead the word: Raise awareness about earth day by sharing resources on social media and educate people on how they can make small and simple changes to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
Three fun ways to upcycle your empty spirit bottles
The next time you reach for the recycling bin with your empty spirits bottle, think of how you could repurpose it to make something pretty or practical for your home. Creating something new out of your empty bottle also lends itself to a fantastic range of thoughtful and unique gifts for loved ones (and also saves money too!)
1) Candle Holder
Enhance your home decor by upcycling your empty spirits bottle to make a unique candle holder. Simply insert a drip candle and and you've got yourself an impressive new ornament. Make sure the candle is securely fixed in the bottle before lighting it!
2) Lamp Shade
If you’re feeling crafty, try your hand at repurposing your empty spirit bottle to make a unique and funky lamp for your home like this one by @lightnshade_tayside.
3) Fairy Light Bottle Lamp