Our revolutionary climate positive spirits are called Nàdar - Gaelic for ’Nature’. Nàdar Gin and V odka harness the power of nature and science to create these world - first spirits. With a carbon footprint of - 1.54 kg CO 2 e per 700ml bottle, Nàdar is at the forefront of fighting climate change and biodiversity loss, the biggest challenges humankind has ever faced. THE MIGHTY PEA.
At Arbikie Distillery , we make our own base spirit . This also means we have direct control over the crop s we use to make our spirits. After years of study , we concluded that legumes, and specifically with Nàdar – peas were an ideal choice for the planet , because this crop needs no nitrogen fe rtiliser.

Crops require added nitrogen to support the necessary yield and quality of crops demanded by industrialised agriculture and downstream food - systems. The excessive application and poor management of industrially manufactured (syntheti c) nitrogen fertiliser has had a negative impact on the qualities of our water, air and soils – and is a major source of greenhouse gases. Peas are different, they’re able to meet their nitrogen requirement from the air thus avoiding the use of such synthe tic fertilisers. Despite most of the air that we breath being made up of nitrogen gas , it is in a form that is inaccessible to plants other than legumes – they are able to take this atmospheric nitrogen, a renewable resource, and fix it into biologically useful forms through a symbiotic relationship with bacteria which live in nodules on the legume roots.

Turning peas into alcohol is no different than any other raw material, and simply involves taking the starch component then brea king it down and fermenting it into alcohol. Following the first distillation , we are left with something known as ‘pot ale’. Pot ale can be further used as a natural fertiliser or as an animal feed. The use of peas versus cereals increases the protein co ntent of the pot ale making it even more suitable as an animal feed. Ultimately it could help Europe become more protein self - sufficient and address food security challenges. Therefore, growing legumes reduces carbon emissions through avoidance of fertiliser application and reduc es the dependency on imported animal feed protein sources.

Furthermore, varying the crop grown within a field each year is important in soil management and the prevention of disease and pest buil d up. However, the current range of crops in the UK is limited. Increasing the use of legumes benefits the ecosystem in a range of ways, not only improving soil quality but also supporting beneficial insects. REVOLUTION SHOULD ALSO TASTE GREAT
We worked hand - in - hand with Abertay University, the James Hutton Institute, Bangor University, Trinity College Dublin and the support of other key partners and collaborators associated with TRUE (www.true - project.eu) a European Union funded project.

TASTING NOTES: NÀDAR GIN Fresh, silky smooth and exciting spirit using botanicals grown on our estate
CROP Peas (Pisum sativum L.) cv. Daytona
BOTANICALS Lemongrass. Makrut Lime Leaf.
ON THE PALATE Smooth, silky and refreshing.
TASTING NOTES: NÀDAR VODKA Silky smooth spirit with floral and spicy notes
CROP Peas (Pisum sativum L.) cv. Daytona
ON THE NOSE Floral. Crushed white pepper.
ON THE PALATE Intense. Vibrant. Spicy.