Climate Positive Gin Made From Peas

Having been in development for five years, Arbikie's master distiller Kirsty Black has realised her ambition of creating the world's first climate positive gin, with the assistance of Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute.

Known as Nàdar, the fresh and fruity gin features the flavours of lemongrass and citrus leaf, while totalling a carbon footprint of -1.54 kg CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent), meaning it avoids more carbon dioxide emissions than it creates.

This incredible example of ingenuity is achieved thanks to the utilisation of peas, where all useful components from the processes of shelling, dehulling and distilling are then put into the creation of animal feed.

Speaking of her creation, Kirsty Black said: "At Arbikie, everything we do is dictated by the seasons and our geographical location. Year on year we see the weather, harvest timings and crop quality change; highlighting the pressing need to address the climate crisis. By producing the world's first climate positive gin, we are taking initial steps towards improving our environmental impact, while demonstrating what can be achieved when like-minded researchers come together."

Nàdar's first batch of 1,000 experimental bottles has gone on sale via the Arbikie website, priced at a total of £43, with the gin soon to become a fixture within their range.