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Arbikie slim, nè: nothing tatty about distillery peaing on climate change

A Scottish distillery that makes vodka out of ‘reject’ potatoes to reduce food waste has turned its hand to ‘green’ gin

Amber Milne

The world’s first “climate-positive” gin made from peas has been developed by a Scottish distillery, which also makes vodka from wonky potatoes to reduce food waste.

Arbikie Distillery said its Nadar gin, meaning nature in Gaelic, avoids more carbon dioxide emissions than it creates because its peas do not need synthetic nitrogen fertilisers — a source of carbon emissions — unlike wheat, barley or maize.

“We’re continuously looking for ways to innovate and reinforce our sustainability focus,” said Rachel Thomson, the distillery’s spokesperson...

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