Scots distillery uses peas in world's first 'climate positive' gin

27 Apr, 2020

Kirsty Black created the spirit following five years of research. Photo Credit: BBC

The world’s first ‘climate positive’ gin made from peas has been developed by a Scottish distillery, which also makes vodka from wonky potatoes to reduce food waste.

Arbikie Distillery said that its Nadar gin, meaning nature in Gaelic, avoids more carbon dioxide emissions than it creates because its peas do not need synthetic nitrogen fertilizers - a source of carbon emissions - unlike wheat, barley or maize.

The Scottish ginmaker, founded in 2014, is the latest in a string of companies pledging to cut their greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change, like furniture company IKEA, and tech giants Microsoft Corp and Inc.


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