We are incredibly proud to have been recognised for our sustainability efforts by both The Gin Guide, where we received a highly commended accreditation for sustainability, and the Kent Excellence in Business Awards where we were shortlisted to the finals in the Commitment to the Environment award category.
We are proud to declare that Maidstone Distillery runs on 100% green energy. It may be more expensive, but we are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations to the absolute minimum.
All of our fine spirits are packed using the innovative Flexi-Hex plastic free packaging. This remarkably robust solution is made from recycled paper and is fully recyclable again at the end of use. What’s more, we can also proudly state that we do not use plastic based tapes, polystyrene or shrink wrap in any of our packaging – even our bottle seals are made from paper!
We have forged an exciting partnership with UK conservation charity Plantlife, and have created a contemporary gin distilled with wild foraged botanicals from Plantlife’s flagship nature reserve in Cuxton, Kent. We donate over 2.5% from the sales of Ranscombe Wild Small Batch Gin to Plantlife, to help them continue their important conservation work. You can learn more about the latest Plantlife campaigns here.
We have now launched our new bottle refill service, which allows our customers to return their empty bottles to us for refilling at a reduced cost. This service will not only reduce the number of bottles destined for landfill, but also lower the number of new bottles being transported to the distillery, helping to reduce our carbon footprint further. Learn more.