Published on September 6, 2023.
Let’s go green!
Warner’s Distillery is an independent, family-owned distillery based in the heart of the British countryside, on Falls Farm in rural Northamptonshire. Founded in 2012, Tom and Tina Warner are on a mission to save the world from mediocre drinks. The Warner’s team are focused on making epic drinks the right way and crafting them in harmony with nature just makes sense. It’s their mission to engage stakeholders to drive nature positive actions within the drinks industry. They have an aim to ‘increase biodiversity and take care of nature, just as it takes care of us’ and, because of this, are proud to be a B-Corp company.
Warner’s Distillery pride themselves on only using 100% natural ingredients that are all responsibly sourced from sustainable suppliers that all deliver on quality and provenance, ensuring that all are responsibly consumed thus no loss or degradation of habitats and species. Warner’s have created Falls Farm to create new habitat for wildlife and safeguard existing habitats for species conservation. The botanical gardens that are used to grow ingredients used in their products are also great for pollinators. They allow plants, such as lemon thyme and angelica, to flower and become superfood for bees, encouraging them to thrive in the gardens. Tom Warner, Co-Founder, states that Warner’s “have big ambitions for growing more of the ingredients that go into the gin – juniper we are probably always going to have to bring in, but we want to grow as much as we can, and we are getting inventive with the produce from the English countryside.” A wetland and wildflower meadow has also been implemented adjacent to the botanical gardens in partnership with the freshwater habitats trust.
All waste management is disposed of correctly to eliminate any risk of pollution of the land, water and atmosphere, working alongside approved waste management providers who assist in achieving zero to landfill. The production is described to be of a ‘cyclical nature’, ensuring to take offcuts – that would otherwise be wasted – from their processes and local places such as the food factory and use them for compost. Warner’s staff volunteer in engaging with nature conservation including litter picks in the local area to keep it clean and safe and engaging the community to safeguard the local environment for biodiversity. Warner’s also encourage their staff to be outside and get ‘their hands dirty’ for nature by maintaining hedgerows. They also organise a ‘Sloe Swap’ each year to gather fruits for their sloe gin. People from the community bring in a basket of sloe and take home a bottle of gin. Warner’s also participate in corporate memberships to conservation charities.
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Chloe looks after all copywriting and proof-reading for Drink Warehouse UK, working with the Marketing team to deliver educational content to all our customers. She has spent many years in the hospitality sector, moving from behind the bar to now helping venues to stock their own. You can find more from Chloe about beer, cider, spirits, wine, non-alcoholic, soft drinks and RTDs all over our blogs, website, social media and Set The Bar magazine.