The World's First Climate-Positive Gin

NĂ dar boasts a negative carbon footprint of -1.54 kilograms CO2e per 700 milliliter bottle.

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TORONTO — Nàdar — "nature" in Gaelic — the world's first climate-positive gin, arrives at the LCBO in Ontario just in time for Earth Day celebrations on April 22.

This innovative spirit boasts a negative carbon footprint of -1.54 kg CO2e per 700ml bottle, meaning it actively removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

John Stirling, director of Arbikie Distillery, said:

"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. Minimizing our carbon footprint and working with the wonderful homegrown ingredients to create one of the world's most sustainable distilleries."

Sustainable From Seed to Sip

NĂ dar breaks the mould by using green peas instead of traditional wheat as its base ingredient. This eliminates the need for nitrogen fertilizers commonly used in wheat cultivation, which can contribute to air and water pollution.

Developed by scientists at Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland, NĂ dar represents a revolutionary approach to gin production that is both ancient and innovative, drawing inspiration from the natural world and utilizing cutting-edge science.

Kristy Black, master distiller at Arbikie, hopes to revolutionize the alcohol industry through regenerative agriculture practices and pioneering techniques that reduce the carbon footprints of NĂ dar Gin's production.

"The alcohol industry as a whole now is focused on improving its environmental impact, and I think NĂ dar Gin's unique approach demonstrates how people can think differently."

Beyond Sustainability: Exceptional Taste and Recognition

NĂ dar doesn't compromise on taste. Described as "silky smooth and exciting" with a "refreshing zing" from lemongrass and makrut lime, it has garnered critical acclaim, including being chosen as the signature cocktail for the 2021 Met Gala in New York, where attendees enjoyed performances by Billie Eilish and Amanda Gorman.

NĂ dar is more than just a delicious spirit; it's a sustainable choice for environmentally conscious consumers. Its production promotes increased cultivation of nitrogen-fixing legumes, addressing environmental and food security challenges associated with traditional agriculture.

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