Do you know an eco-conscious gin lover?
If so then I may have found them the perfect gift this Christmas….
Warner Edwards, founded by Tom and Tina in 2012, is a family-run gin distiller that creates an exquisite variety of gins on Falls Farm in Northamptonshire. Entirely committed to keeping nature in mind at every step of the process, Warner Edwards certainly do things a bit differently.
Using homegrown botanicals and natural spring water from the farm, every batch is small and lovingly made. Take the Elderflower Gin for example – the flowers are picked just once a year and, capturing the very essence of summer, find themselves from field to bottle in just a mere couple of hours.
Even the honey that goes into making the Honeybee Gin is collected from Warner Edwards’ own beehives!
These beehives actually serve a wider purpose on the farm – not only do they provide honey for infusing the gin with a gently sweet flavour, but they also support the UK’s bee population, a declining species that desperately need our help.
In fact Tom and Tina are so passionate about bees that, with every bottle of Honeybee Gin, you also get a lovely little packet of wildflower seeds so that you can create your very own bee sanctuary at home!
Now in their second year of beekeeping, Warner Edwards decided to take things a step further by launching The Gift of Nature Edition Box in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society.
This has been an especially exciting launch for the brand with every bottle sold going to help support the work of the RHS. What’s more – the 70 cl bottle of Warner Edwards Honeybee Gin comes in a box which has been thoughtfully designed for upcycling!
It could become a bird box, a planter for your wildflower seeds or even a bee hotel – let your imagination run wild (literally!).
At first I thought about using mine as a bird box – it’s the perfect size for nesting tits in the spring.
But then I decided to upcycle it as a planter for some hyacinth bulbs which needed repotting!
How would you upcycle yours?
And after all that don’t forget to enjoy the gin – you can find Warner Edwards’ delicious recipe for Buzzeco here.