More than ever, the spirits world has been concentrating on moving towards a greener future and this Earth Day, we are celebrating by highlighting some of our favorite sustainable spirits brands. Whether you’re a vodka fan or prefer tequila, rum, mezcal, or something entirely different, these days there’s a sustainable spirit for you.
Check out our list below to see how some of our favorite spirits brands are working towards a more sustainable (and delicious) future, and make sure to take some time to enjoy yourself responsibly this Earth Day:
Broken Shed Vodka
Broken Shed Vodka is made in a small lake town in Wanaka, New Zealand without any artificial additives, sugars, or GMO. It’s hand-crafted with a blend of two fresh water sources and sustainable whey distillate, sourced from grass-fed cows. Enjoy the Lemon Shed Martini after cleaning up your local beach with friends.
This tequila uses packaging made from recycled materials only. The bottles are made from glass heated at low temperatures, using less fuel and the organic agaves are hand-harvested using no herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers. Stir up the Mischievous Margarita after biking home from work.
The Lost Explorer Mezcal
Sustainability is central to the brand‘s ethos as is the local community and its land. The brand already implements rainwater conservation, uses recycled wood, plants at least three agaves for every agave distilled, uses fertiliser created from agave waste and is installing solar panels to harness energy for power generation and water heating.
Flor de Caña Rum
Flor de Caña is a sustainably produced premium rum that’s Carbon Neutral & Fair Trade certified. From an 1890 family estate, it’s distilled with 100% renewable energy and naturally aged without sugar or artificial ingredients. The brand was honored with the prestigious “Sustainability Award” during the 2020 Green Awards for its leadership in sustainable practices.
Los Magos Sotol
Los Magos protects and preserves the ecological balance by never harvesting more than 40% of the available mature sotol plants and leaving a portion of the roots and leaves to ensure regeneration, by maintaining a healthy balance of space for new growth, managing water, reducing fuel that would exacerbate fires, undertaking seed recollection, seedling care, soil regeneration programs and continual reforestation work. These lands are also home to a plethora of indigenous flora and fauna whose lives are critical to the vitality of the land on which they subsist.
Volley Tequila Seltzer
With values rooted in environmental sustainability and preservation, Volley, the first clean tequila seltzer on the market, displays its can-do values through a commitment to preserving the planet and its partnership with Leave No Trace (LNT) Center for Outdoor Ethics, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the outdoors. With conservation near and dear to husband and wife co-founders Christopher Wirth and Camila Soriano’s hearts, Volley hosts regular beach/park cleanups and educational events around the country in tandem with partner, LNT.
High West Distillery
With a passion for the American West’s natural beauty, High West has partnered with the American Prairie Reserve in northeastern Montana to help preserve the largest wildlife reserve in the lower 48 states. When complete, the Reserve will be approximately 5,000 square miles; larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Teton National Parks combined. High West’s American Prairie Bourbon is named after and in support of American Prairie Reserve, and the brand has committed to donating ten percent of their after-tax profits from the sale of each bottle to American Prairie Reserve.