Turncoat Gin Distillery launches reusable aluminium bottles

By Gwen Ridler

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Turncoat's core range will now be sold in reusable aluminium bottles
Turncoat's core range will now be sold in reusable aluminium bottles

Related tags Sustainability

Liverpool-based Turncoat Gin Distillery has launched reusable aluminium bottles for its core range of products as part of its continuing mission to become more sustainable.

The new reusable aluminium packaging is 84% lighter than the glass alternative and will save 0.4kg of CO2 emissions per bottle.

Speaking at the launch of the new bottles, head of distillery Edward Ridding said: “As a company deeply rooted in the vibrant city of Liverpool, we recognise the importance of sustainability and are committed to minimising our environmental impact.

Range of benefits

“Aluminium bottles also offer a range of benefits for our stockists including reduction in breakages and improved product lifespan. This is the first of many changes here at the distillery as we work towards becoming carbon neutral.”

While aluminium bottles have a slightly higher carbon footprint from manufacturing than glass, Turncoat said this was outweighed by their lifespan and weight saving. Transporting heavier glass bottles can result in greater levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

"We believe that sustainability should be at the heart of everything we do," Ridding added. "Our decision to launch reusable aluminium bottles reflects our dedication to creating a positive impact on the environment. We hope that our partners in the licensed on-trade can work with us to recycle, reuse and reduce their carbon footprints.”

Distillery relocation

The shift towards aluminium bottles comes as the distillery relocates its production facility to Love Lane Brewery,​ in a move aimed at expanding production capacity and enhancing operational efficiency.

Gary Manning, new managing director of Love Lane Brewery, said: “We are delighted to welcome Turncoat Gin to Love Lane Brewery. Their commitment to craftsmanship and innovation aligns perfectly with our own values, and we are excited to work together to create a wonderful experience for all guests here at Love Lane Brewery.”​

Meanwhile, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) has published its 2023 ESG report, the firm’s annual update on its progress made against sustainability targets.

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