Distillery partners with Natural History Museum

Cooper King Distillery has continued its ongoing commitment to fighting climate change with the launch of an exclusive carbon-negative ‘Discovery Gin’ in collaboration with the Natural History Museum.

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

Created using fresh basil, beautifully balanced with fragrant lemongrass and aromatic clove, Discovery Gin is bright and herbaceous in its nature.

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

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

Chris Jaume, who founded Cooper King Distillery with scientist-turned-distiller Dr Abbie Neilson said: “The Museum’s pledge to cut emissions to net zero by 2035 is exactly aligned with our own philosophy.

“We’re keen to encourage advocates for the planet – and this gin is a brilliant and inventive way to spread the word and promote positive change.”

Carla Treasure, buyer for the Natural History Museum shop, added: “Our product ranges are inspired by the wonders of the natural world, so it has been really exciting working with Cooper King Distillery to create this innovative, delicious gin. Our ambition is to become a leader in sustainable retail, so we’re delighted to offer such an environmentally friendly product that has such a beautiful taste. As for the name, Discovery is what we hope people experience when they visit the Museum.”