This article first appeared in our Earth Day 2023 issue of My Green Pod Magazine, published on 22 April 2023. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox
The Positive Spirits Show (17 June) is preparing to host some of the best sustainable spirits and alcohol-free brands at a one-off experience that has been created by Legacy Events.
Industry experts will get the chance to discover new, sustainable brands to incorporate into their businesses while members of the public will be able to explore, sample and enjoy top sustainable spirits.
The day will also include talks, demos and cocktail-making workshops – all in a unique environment in the heart of London’s Shoreditch.
Avallen, a My Green Pod Hero and one of Positive Spirits’ key brands, will serve drinks with purpose from a sustainable bar supplied by the Natural Bar Company.
Other companies preparing to take part include Boatyard, Brixton Gin, Ellers Farm, Ethical Spirits & Co., North Point Distillery, Panther M*lk, Papillon, Pod Pea Vodka, Sapling Spirits, Sin Gusano and Wildjac.
The show has a packed programme of talks and workshops, covering the hottest trends in the sustainable drinks sector and highlighting key innovations, including packaging breakthroughs.
Experts will also be on hand to discuss the shift towards alcohol-free and low-alcohol brands, which continues to be a key trend in the drinks sector.
Here are some of the brands to look out for on the day.
This natural apple brandy from Normandy, France is a true champion of the planet.
Made from nothing but apples, water and time, Avallen is on a mission to become ‘the world’s most sustainable spirit’.
It’s already a Climate Positive brand, Certified B Corp and member of 1% For the Planet, donating to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Expect crisp, fresh apple on the nose and a rich, warming hint of vanilla custard on the palate. It’s perfect for a tall highball with your favourite tonic, or mixed into any number of tasty cocktails.
The Ethical Spirits & Co.
This Japanese craft gin company creates next-generation gin and whiskey from food and drinks that would otherwise go to waste.
Unwanted sake lees are upcycled into a beautiful gin with various botanicals at the urban Tokyo Riverside Distillery, in the Asakusa area of Tokyo.
This is the world’s first regenerative distillery, and there is a strong focus on the circular economy. Visitors can enjoy the spirits at an on-site bar.