The Best Sustainable Drinks Brands
With protecting the planet becoming more important than ever, brands must do their bit to ensure their products are sustainable and eco-friendly. From recyclable packaging to waste reduction, big brands have the ability to make a difference, not only through a greener production process but by using their platform as a voice for change.
Drinks brands are no exception, which is why it’s our mission at Dash to use our business as a force for good. To help you shop more sustainable drinks and support other brands making a difference, we’ve put together a list of the best sustainable drinks brands, including everything from soft drinks to coffee and alcohol.
Best Sustainable Soft Drinks
We couldn’t make a list of sustainable drinks brands without including ourselves, so of course, we’ve added DASH Water first. Our infused sparkling water and soda water are made with three simple ingredients, including wonky fruit that others say no to. We never use plastic bottles, which is why all of our drinks are canned, using recycled aluminium that uses a tiny fraction of energy to make.
Best Sustainable Coffee
Most used coffee pods end up straight in landfill, but not Grind’s. Their sustainable coffee pods are fully home-compostable and plastic free, while their packaging is all recyclable and carbon negative. What’s more, all of their coffee beans are sourced directly from small, sustainable farms around the world, helping strengthen these farms and their communities. It’s also a bonus that Grind’s sustainable coffee is as delicious as it is ethical.
Best Sustainable Vodka
Black Cow Vodka
Black Cow Vodka is a sustainable drinks brand that is completely waste-free. Their vodka is made from pure milk that’s left over from grass-grazed cows after making cheese, allowing them to reduce their carbon footprint by using a lot less water than grain-based spirits. Milk may sound like an unusual ingredient for vodka, but it actually makes the eco-friendly drink extra smooth and tasty.
Tip: Black Cow’s English Strawberry Vodka and Dash Water’s rhubarb and ginger soda water makes a very tasty treat.
Best Sustainable Gin
Like us, Sipsmith Gin are a B-Corp business, which means they’re officially dedicated to reducing their environmental impact. Currently, Sipsmith is aiming to be carbon net-zero by 2030 and they’re taking big steps to get there. From using renewable energy in their production process to reducing packaging and emissions used in delivery, Sipsmith are putting the environment at the forefront of their strategy.
Tip: For a sustainable drink that’s extra refreshing, try Sipsmith gin with our Garden Limes and Mint soda water.
Best Sustainable Whisky
Another B Corporation, Mc’nean creates delicious botanical whisky with sustainability at its core. They use organic Scottish barley, in a green distillery that uses renewable energy and recycles 99.97% of their waste. Their whisky is then packaged in a fully recycled green glass bottle, with home-compostable corks and tampers.
Tip: Mc’nean whisky pairs perfectly with our Garden Limes and Mint soda water.
Best Sustainable Alcohol-Free Spirit
Feragaia is a sustainable drinks brand that makes a delicious alcohol-free spirit from local Scottish botanicals. All of Fergaia’s botanicals are either grown by themselves or by local partners and they’ve removed all harmful chemicals from their manufacturing process. The brand also invests in the seaweed lines that grow their sea botanicals to educate and help others to look after the environment.
Tip: Try Feragaia with our bitter orange and grapefruit soda for an eco-friendly flavour sensation.
For more sustainable drink inspo, check out some of our cocktail and mocktail recipes. Alternatively, learn about our wonky, eco-friendly mission here at Dash Water, where we put the planet first in everything we do.