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April 21, 2021

Sustainable gin win

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The makers of Brookie’s Gin have been awarded international ‘Sustainable Distillery of the Year’ at the Icons of Gin awards in London.  Eddie Brook said his gin-making team was excited to receive the award, ‘because sustainability and having a positive effect on the environment is something that flows through our company’s veins. The idea of sustainable best practice runs through every part of our business. 

‘Our distillery lives in the heart of our family’s farm, where we have replanted over 35,000+ sub-tropical rainforest trees. It has now been completely transformed. The farm has become a thriving ecosystem and we are able to use many native botanicals from our regenerated rainforest directly into our spirits’, he said.

Within the next year the distillery plans to implement solar power for over 90 per cent of their energy needs, and implement innovative heat-recovery solutions as they seek B-Corp certification.


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