SUSTAINABILITY

AIMING TO BE ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST SUSTAINABLE DISTILLERIES.

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RESPECT FOR THE LAND

Passed from generation to generation, Arbikie Highland Estate has been farmed and managed with absolute respect for the land. The addition of a distillery reinforced this ethos and re-energised our commitment to minimising our environmental impact. The word ‘sustainable’ is not just a badge for us, it is the very essence of our field to bottle operation, and at the heart of our farming practices and distillery craft. For every decision we make, we consider the environmental impact and how we can do things better.

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HOME GROWN INGREDIENTS

 Since our opening in 2014, we have been working on establishing a number of juniper plantations across our estate, planting approximately 1000 plants a year. Juniper is not only critical to gin production, but the majority of the UK's juniper species is currently under threat from a pathogen, so we decided we simply had to try and help. Along with juniper plants we’ve planted 1000's of hedges, peas and oak trees. Growing oak trees will take at least 50 years, but Arbikie Distillery is a long-term project of creating a legacy family business and this oak will allow us to have our own new oak casks for maturing whisky in the future when the next generation is running the distillery.

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ARBIKIE DIRECTOR

JOHN STIRLING

"Our ethos at Arbikie from our inception has been to try and create world-class premium spirits where all ingredients are grown on our Single Estate farm. Minimising our carbon footprint and working with the wonderful home grown ingredients to create one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries.”

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ARBIKIE DIRECTOR

JOHN STIRLING

"Our ethos at Arbikie from our inception has been to try and create world-class premium spirits where all ingredients are grown on our Single Estate farm. Minimising our carbon footprint and working with the wonderful home grown ingredients to create one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries.”

SUSTAINABLE SINCE DAY ONE

In the distillery, since day one, sustainability was a fundamental element of our business plan. The distillery was built with sustainability in mind; having photovoltaic panels on the roof and our distillation co-products being returned to our fields as natural fertilisers or being fed to our highland cattle. Our Highlanders are the oldest registered cattle breed in the world, appearing in 6th century AD in the Highlands and the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland. Arbikie owner, Iain Stirling, refers to these natural beauties as our 'recyclers' as they are a vital component in regenerative farming and our natural environment, recycling our spent distilling grains to enrich our farmlands.

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OUR ETHOS

AUTHENTIC
Arbikie Distillery is a genuine field to bottle operation. We create everything on-site, retaining the evocative taste of our unique environment at every step.

SUSTAINABLE
We grow our own crops. We use our own water. We grow our own juniper and botanicals. We are expanding our use of solar energy. Our primary waste products, where possible, are recycled as cattle feed or used as a natural fertiliser. Our distilling from start to finish uses negligible ‘food miles’ for its production.

TRACEABLE
Our distillery conducts almost all stages of production on site. Every crop in our spirits can be traced to its original field.

INNOVATIVE
Our mission is to set new standards in the industry with the aim to be one of the world's most sustainable distilleries. We have become global leaders with the creation of the world’s first climate positive spirits, Nàdar Gin and Vodka. 

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OUR ETHOS

AUTHENTIC
Arbikie Distillery is a genuine field to bottle operation. We create everything on-site, retaining the evocative taste of our unique environment at every step.

SUSTAINABLE
We grow our own crops. We use our own water. We grow our own juniper and botanicals. We are expanding our use of solar energy. Our primary waste products, where possible, are recycled as cattle feed or used as a natural fertiliser. Our distilling from start to finish uses negligible ‘food miles’ for its production.

TRACEABLE
Our distillery conducts almost all stages of production on site. Every crop in our spirits can be traced to its original field.

INNOVATIVE
Our mission is to set new standards in the industry with the aim to be one of the world's most sustainable distilleries. We have become global leaders with the creation of the world’s first climate positive spirits, Nàdar Gin and Vodka. 

DISCOVER OUR RANGE

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