Sapling Spirits

By Harriet Compston

7 months ago

Homegrown spirits brand tackling climate change

Founded in 2018 as the world’s first climate positive British-made spirits brand, Sapling produces both Vodka and a London Dry Gin range. Using local ingredients to reduce transport emissions, it is four times distilled from 100 percent British wheat and blended with charcoal filtered, deionised water. For every bottle sold, a tree is planted – and a unique code on the bottle shares where the tree was planted. To date, the company have planted over 263,000 trees. Co-founded by Ed Faulkner and Ivo Devereux, the duo’s mission is threefold: Creating great spirits, leading the way on sustainability and injecting some fun into the sustainability conversation.


  1. Sapling Spirits has been named as one of the most innovative spirits to champion bars and consumers to embrace a zero waste philosophy when creating cocktails.
  2. Sapling offers a fully circular refill scheme, reducing carbon emissions by 25 percent.
  3. In January 2023, The Spirit Business voted Sapling Spirits fourth place on their list of the ‘Top 50 Most Innovative Spirits’. In 2024, Sapling won two gold medals in the Vodka Masters.
  4. Recently launched the New Wonky Fruit Range with a Fruity Raspberry & Hibiscus Vodka.
  5. Sapling Spirits has partnered with THE PIG to create a limited edition Zero Waste Coffee Vodka.

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