The distillery joins forces with the Natural History Museum



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The Cooper King Distillery continued its continued commitment to the fight against climate change with the launch of an exclusive carbon negative “Discovery Gin” in collaboration with the Natural History Museum.

The York-based distillery that launched England’s first carbon-negative gins earlier this year is now helping the Natural History Museum become a leader in sustainable retail with a new collaborative premium gin offering.

Created from fresh basil, beautifully balanced with fragrant lemongrass and aromatic cloves, Discovery Gin is bright and herbal in nature.

The gin meets its sustainability criteria by ensuring that for every 70cl bottle, innovatively cold-distilled in small batches using 100% renewable energy, one kilogram of carbon dioxide equivalent is removed from the atmosphere and one square meter of English forest is planted across Yorkshire. Dales Millennium Trust.

The packaging is sustainably produced, with a lightweight bottle made from 55% recycled glass and hand-labeled at the distillery.

Chris Jaume, who founded the Cooper King Distillery with scientist-turned-distiller Dr Abbie Neilson, said: “The museum’s commitment to reduce emissions to net zero by 2035 is exactly in line with our own philosophy.

“We want to cheer on the defenders of the planet – and this gin is a brilliant and inventive way to spread the word and promote positive change. “

Carla Treasure, Shopper for the Natural History Museum, added, “Our product lines are inspired by the wonders of the natural world, so it’s really exciting to work with Cooper King Distillery to create this innovative and delicious gin. Our ambition is to become a leader in sustainable retail, so we are delighted to offer such an eco-friendly product that tastes so great. As for the name, Discovery is what we hope people will feel when they visit the Museum.


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