The Earth-Day Spirit

Much of the talk this Earth Day is about what you can do to save the planet, and when it comes to liquor there are actually some eco-friendly (and tasty) options. From an organic gin to a vodka in a recycled bottle, you won’t mind drinking green.

360 Vodka ($18):

Not content merely to utilize renewable energy at its facility, McCormick Distilling Co. uses bottles made of 85 percent recycled glass. Return the cool swing-top cap (in the prepaid, recycled-paper envelope) and the brand will reuse it and donate $1 to Global Green USA.

Farmer’s Botanical Gin ($32):

On the palate, Farmer’s Botanical Gin is bright and citrusy. The elixir is also USDA-certified organic—no easy feat when you consider its bounty of ingredients, including juniper, elderflower, lemongrass, coriander and angelica root.

Maker’s Mark Bourbon ($26):

A few years ago, Maker’s Mark pioneered a process of anaerobic treatment that converts the waste generated by distillation into methane gas, which is used to help power the facility, reducing its natural gas consumption by 25 percent.

Rhuby ($30):

Like a CSA in a bottle, Rhuby contains a whole garden of organic vegetables, such as beets, carrots and, of course, rhubarb. The savory liqueur was inspired by a rhubarb-tea recipe dating back to the 1700s and concocted by a botanist friend of Benjamin Franklin’s. With aromas of lemon, cardamom, coriander and vanilla, it’s a perfect spring refresher mixed with tonic.

Rod & Rifle Bourbon ($23):

Produced in the small town of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Rod & Rifle contributes to initiatives that protect hunting and fishing grounds as well as wildlife species. It makes donations to Wildlife Forever, the nonprofit conservation arm of the North American Hunting Club and the North American Fishing Club.

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  • Liquor.com posted 5 years ago

    Do you mean Tito's? Here's some info: http://liquor.com/brands/titos-handmade-vodka/.

  • Chris Milligan posted 5 years ago

    let's not forget the innovations of Don Q rum made by Destileria Serralles, who are the only 100% sustainable spirit producer in the world

  • Al Metz posted 5 years ago

    Would like to get your input
    on Tetto's vodka

  • Zac posted 5 years ago

    Have you looked at Death's Door Spirits out of Wisconsin. They work with local farmers to ensure that everything they are putting in to their products are certified organic. They also work with local farmers market groups and buy fresh, buy local groups. One of their other prized contributions is the 1% of gross revenue that they donate to the restoration of the Great Lakes. Check them out at www.deathsdoorspirits.com

    Also, Don Q Rums out of Ponce, Puerto Rico is a sustainable distillery and has named been named "Greenest distillery in the caribbean" by Forbes. They conserve over 70% of their overall energy costs by what they are doing at the distillery. There is a full step by step process on their website which is awesome. www.donq.com

  • josh posted 5 years ago

    What about FAIR. Spirits - the first line of fair trade certified spirits in the world?


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