Greensand Ridge is the UK’s First Carbon Neutral Distillery!
Greensand Ridge, a craft-distillery near Shipbourne, in the Weald of Kent, has achieved one of its original green goals by becoming carbon neutral, the first UK distillery to do so. Greensand Ridge London Dry Gin includes eight local botanicals, which can be found growing wild around their distillery. A completely unique gin which you definitely need to try!
The Kent-based distillery was launched in 2015 with the aim of being ultra-low impact on the environment while also having a positive impact by using surplus produce from local farmers, such as plums and apples, which the supermarkets won’t take.
Powered by 100% renewable electricity and with a zero target for chemical use and non-recyclable waste, Greensand Ridge Distillery is a truly sustainable business.
Greensand Ridge founder and distiller, Will Edge worked in IT, marketing and finance before he undertook a Masters’ Degree in Brewing & Distilling. Will says, “Our carbon neutral certification is the culmination of a great deal of work over the last year…it doesn’t change our spirits but it’s a statement of what is important to us as a new and growing business.”
Gin lovers can also visit the distillery, which is set in a beautiful location overlooking the Weald of Kent. Visitors can create their own full bottle of gin to take away with them as part of their Gin Experience.
Greensand London Dry Gin
The multi-award-winning Greensand London Dry Gin is distilled from eight local botanicals: cobnuts, hawthorn berries, honey, gorse flowers, rosehips, bay laurel, oak moss and poppy seeds, that grow within a mile of the distillery in the fields, woods and orchards beneath the Greensand Ridge in Kent. These are married with seven classic botanicals (juniper, bitter orange peel, fresh lemon peel, grains of paradise, coriander, cassia bark and cardamom) to create an exceptionally smooth and delicately balanced premium gin.
Add a generous amount of ice to the glass, add the gin and a good quality, plain tonic. Garnish with a few juniper berries and a fresh bay leaf. Serve with a straw.
Rye Cask Gin is an unbelievably smooth and complex sipping gin, matured ten months in Rye Whiskey casks for a warm fruitiness and dry spiciness. A warming treat on a chilly evening!
Greensand Ridge suggest savouring this spirit at length over ice with a twist of sweet orange zest.
Alternatively try as the base for short cocktails such as the Negroni or Old Fashioned, where the softness and complexity of the spirit will elevate those classic serves to new levels.
PX Cask Gin is a rare and unique expression of what a cask-aged gin can be. Greensand’s London Dry Gin is aged in Pedro-Ximenez casks for ten months creating a spirit infused with layers of raisin, molasses and Christmas spice, lifted by bright orange citrus.
We suggest savouring this spirit at length over ice with a twist of sweet orange zest.
Alternatively try as the base for short cocktails such as a Martinez or a Negroni, where the softness and complexity of the spirit will elevate those classic serves to new levels. For a longer serve, a splash of ginger ale and a slice of orange.
For more information on Greensand Ridge Distillery and many delicious cocktail recipes, visit their website!
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