Gin & It!
Shipbourne’s Greensand Ridge Distillery, launched in 2015 by Sevenoaks-born entrepreneur Will Edge, has been awarded a Master medal in The Distillery Masters, run by the The Spirits Business, for their work on sustainability. Awards include bronze, silver and gold medals, with the Master designation being reserved for entrants which show exceptional innovation and quality, well beyond peers.
“Judges were blown away by the extra mile Master medallist Greensand Ridge Distillery went to, to boast heightened green credentials. The distillery uses 100% renewable power, is using innovative means to target zero-waste, use no plastic or chemicals, and creates products using damaged or surplus local crops, among other things.”
Founder Will hopes the distilling industry will be quick to adopt more sustainable practices. “Much of what we do would be easy for many distilleries to implement, it just takes a mindset shift to get there.”
• Visit www.greensanddistillery.com