Cooper King Distillery has partnered with London’s Natural History Museum to release an exclusive carbon-negative gin, Discovery Gin. Last year, the Yorkshire-based brand’s Dry and Herb gins became the first English gins to be certified carbon negative.
Made using fresh basil, lemongrass and clove, Cooper King Discovery Gin is cold-distilled in small batches using 100% renewable energy. The bottle is made from 55% recycled glass and hand labeled at the distillery.
For every 700ml bottle, 1kg of carbon dioxide equivalent is removed from the atmosphere and one square metre of English woodland is planted through the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. Proceeds from the sale of the gin will help the museum continue its research.
“The museum’s pledge to cut emissions to net zero by 2035 is exactly aligned with our own philosophy,” said Chris Jaume, who founded Cooper King Distillery with Dr Abbie Neilson. “We’re also keen to encourage advocates for the planet – and this gin is a brilliant and inventive way to spread the word and promote positive change.”
Carla Treasure, buyer for the Natural History Museum shop, added, “Our product ranges are inspired by the wonders of the natural world, so it has been really exciting working with Cooper King Distillery to create this innovative, delicious gin. Our ambition is to become a leader in sustainable retail, so we’re delighted to offer such an environmentally friendly product that has such a beautiful taste. As for the name, discovery is what we hope people experience when they visit the museum.”
Bottled at 40% ABV, Cooper King Discovery Gin is available to buy from the museum shop or online for $52.