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22nd April, 2021 by Nicola Carruthers

World’s first spirit in a paper bottle

English producer Silent Pool Distillers has created the ‘world’s first’ spirit in a paperboard bottle to coincide with Earth Day.

Green Man Woodland Gin is contained in a bottle made by Frugalpac and is five times lighter than glass alternatives. The bottle uses 77% less plastic than other plastic bottles and has a carbon footprint six times lower than glass or PET plastic bottles.

The paperboard is made from 94% recycled paper, while a separate pouch can also be recycled, making the bottle fully recyclable.

Other producers including Diageo and Bacardi have revealed plans to launch products in paper bottles, but Silent Pool claims its new gin is the first commercially available paper bottled spirit on the market.

The gin is made 25 botanicals that symbolise the forest and woodlands of Surrey, where Silent Pool is based.

Silent Pool’s main still is powered by biofuel, reducing emissions by up to 90%.

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