The world’s first carbon negative rum distillery, Two Drifters, has been shortlisted for ‘Green Company of the Year’ at The Spirits Business Green Awards 2020. Now in its 11th year, the Green Awards celebrate businesses that are going above and beyond to reduce their impact on the environment.
Commenting about this recent accolade, Two Drifters co-founder Russ Wakeham says: “This is incredibly exciting for us, our ethos is to produce award-winning rums with minimal impact on the planet, made from 100% UK refined molasses and purified Devon water.” He continues: “We’re delighted our efforts have now been recognised and look forward to hearing who the winners are on 7th December.”
Co-founder Gemma Wakeham, continues: “Although it’s been a difficult year in many respects, we’ve had some positive news as recently hit our crowdfunding target within three hours of launch! We’re now stocked in John Lewis, Virgin Wines and are due to launch a new Spiced Pineapple Rum for Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champion Cup winners, Exeter Chiefs. It’s exciting that our brand is so highly regarded and recognised as having such potential.”
Launched 18 months ago outside Exeter in Devon, this forward-thinking brand has achieved colossal growth during this time and is recognised in the industry as championing sustainability and limiting impact on the environment. Born out of a passion for rum, Devon and the planet, Two Drifters is a business entirely carbon negative from field to glass and is the world’s first carbon negative rum distillery. The building, equipment and van are electric and have a zero-emission tariff. Any emissions their chain does incur are offset with Direct Air Capture, working in partnership with Climeworks to convert CO2 into stone, which is then buried under ground.
For further information about Two Drifters and their range of rums visit: www.twodriftersrum.com Follow Two Drifters Distillery on Facebook, @2Driftersdevon on Twitter and @twodriftersrum on Instagram.
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