Arbikie Distillery has launched the carbon negative, pea based Nadar Vodka. Nadar is Gaelic for ‘nature’ and is the second in the Scottish distilley’s line of climate positive spirits.
Crafted from the pea-base spirit originally developed for Arbikie’s Nàdar Gin, the Vodka is truly sustainable as its has a carbon saving of over 1.53 kg CO2e per bottle. Over 4,500 peas go into a single bottle of the spirit and are grown without the need for synthetic fertiliser and reliance on imported protein for animal feed. Furthermore, the distillery controls the growing, distilling and bottling process, making sure they can track the sustainability of their product.
“We’re always looking to think differently, and by aligning our distillery production with the activity of the farm, we are using our knowledge of growing, and the vagaries of the changing Scottish climate, and indeed how these factors impact our growing season, to produce the finest spirits from some of the best agricultural land in the country,” said master distiller Kirsty Black.
“By shifting our focus to climate change and biodiversity loss we not only want to minimise our impact on the environment but also inspire and demonstrate to others the potential options available and how they might take advantage of these challenges.”
The distillery is wholly focused on sustainability. “Arbikie is focused on becoming one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries, as both farmers and distillers we are in an ideal position to grow & distil our family of sustainable spirits,” noted director at Arbikie’s Iain Stirling.
“Sustainable products, particularly in the area of food and drink, are undoubtedly the future, and they will be the major economic driving force in the years to come, not just in Scotland, but across the world. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful environment from which we can produce the highest quality of spirits, and we’re proud to play a part at the vanguard of what is becoming a global movement.”
Arbikie launched Nadar Vodka on World Sustainable Spirits Day, August 28. You can order it from the distillery’s official web store for £43 ($57 USD).