Green Gifting: 13 Earth-Friendly Wine & Spirit Presentsnts

Green Gifting: 13 Earth-Friendly Wine & Spirit Presents

Published October 2023

The holidays are the season of giving and good cheer, but the act of gift-giving can feel wasteful and excessive pretty quick. Thanks to this handy guide of highly rated wine and spirits brands that place a premium on environmental stewardship, you can give guilt-free. Check out these 13 bottles that the sustainable sipper in your life will adore.

1

A Bourbon That Plants Forests

Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon | $34.99, reg. price $39.99

Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon Cask Strength

Great news for nature and bourbon lovers–their passions intersect with this bottle of Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon Cask Strength. Redwood plants a tree for every bottle sold, and over 1.1 million trees have been planted to date. They partner with Trees For The Future and One Tree Planted to cover even more (literal) ground.

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2

A Sippable, Sustainable Wine

SEAGLASS Sauvignon Blanc | $9.99

SEAGLASS Sauvignon Blanc

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a glass of sauv blanc, and this SEAGLASS Sauvignon Blanc checks all the boxes. SEAGLASS is certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and partners with the Surfrider Foundation to protect oceans and beaches around the globe.

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3

A Carbon-Sequestering Cabernet

Clay Shannon Cabernet Sauvignon | $19.99 reg. price $21.99

Clay Shannon Cabernet Sauvignon

Shannon Vineyards is another certified sustainable vineyard that uses biodynamic farming practices to leave the land better than they found it. By growing grapes alongside livestock, creating attractive environments for beneficial wild animals and insects and using carbon sequestration methods, they’ve successfully made winemaking eco-friendly and delicious–and this Clay Shannon Cabernet is proof.

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4

A Gin Worth Foraging For

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin | $36.99 reg. price $39.99

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

This gin from Scottish, B Corp Certified company, The Botanist, is made using sustainably hand-foraged botanicals and UK-sourced renewable energy. The Botanist Islay Dry Gin makes the shortlist on this year’s eco-friendly gift guide because it’s smooth and complex without a complicated relationship with the environment.

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5

An Old-School Bourbon with New-School Sustainability

Quarter Horse Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey | $26.99 reg. price $29.99

Quarter Horse Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Quarter Horse Bourbon is a heritage brand with deep roots in American history–and a history with sustainability that’s just as old. Made with locally sourced ingredients (think corn from farms within 50 miles of the distillery and water filtered naturally by limestone), it combines old-world practicality with newer sustainability methods to create this rich, full-bodied bourbon.

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6

A Red Blend Worthy of a Desert Island

Beckmen Cuvee Le Bec | $23.99

Beckmen Cuvee Le Bec

If you were headed to a desert island and could only bring one wine to drink for the rest of your life, what would it be? For Jeff Beckman, second-generation vintner and Director of Sales for Beckmen Vineyards, this is the one. The Cuvee Le Bec is a unique blend cultivated from biodynamic farming practices in a sustainable closed-loop system, meaning it minimizes impact on the environment while maximizing impact on your tastebuds.

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7

A Conscious Cognac

Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac | $62.99

Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac

Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac is smooth, oaky and way ahead of the environmentally friendly curve. Every one of the vineyards Rémy partners with has committed to becoming High Environmental Value certified, and more than half of them have already received the designation.

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8

A Carbon-Neutral Tequila

Mijenta Reposado Tequila | $69.99

Mijenta Reposado Tequila

Tequila on the rocks, hold the carbon emissions, please. Mijenta Reposado Tequila was the first tequila brand to become B Corp certified and takes immense pride in its transparency. Made from fully mature Blue Weber Agave untouched by pesticides or herbicides, this tequila will delight your palate with notes of honey, vanilla and agave in every sip from the moment you take it out of the 100% post-consumer recycled box.

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9

A Responsibly-Made Rum for Responsibly Fun Occasions

Mount Gay Eclipse Heritage Blend Rum | $22.99

Mijenta Reposado Tequila

Mount Gay Rum, made in Barbados in a 300-year-old distillery, is committed to the environment and the Barbadian community as much as it is to quality craftsmanship. In addition to creating this aromatic Eclipse Heritage Blend Rum, Mount Gay uses its resources to support the island community through philanthropy and works toward operating on 100% green energy in 5 years.

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10

A Purely Ecological Vodka Gift Set

Purity Vodka Connoisseur 51 with 2 Large Ice Molds | $28.99

Purity Vodka Connoisseur 51 with 2 Large Ice Molds

Sweden-based organic spirits brand Purity produces a vodka that eco-conscious imbibers will love–and if organic vodka didn’t pique your interest, the gift set comes with two ice molds to sweeten the deal. This Purity Vodka Connoisseur 51 is distilled from locally-grown organic wheat and barley, using sustainable green energy from local wind farms and minimizing waste to reduce environmental impact.

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11

A Familiar Favorite You Didn’t Know Was Sustainable

Bombay Sapphire Gin | $24.99

Bombay Sapphire Gin

Gin drinkers are widely familiar with the smooth, crisp taste of Bombay Sapphire, but they might not be quite as familiar with its sustainability efforts. The brand pledges to be fully plastic-free, reduce water consumption and lower carbon emissions significantly by 2030. Plus, the bottles are made with recycled and responsibly sourced material.

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12

A Buzzworthy Tequila That Builds Houses

Astral Blanco Tequila | $22.99

Astral Blanco Tequila

What doesn’t this tequila company do for the environment? The Astral Blanco Tequila is made with 100% Blue Weber Agave and uses historical methods to create an incredibly pure tequila. They then recycle byproducts of the process, utilizing the agave fibers to make adobe bricks that can be used to build homes–and they’ve partnered with Habitat for Humanity to construct 10 houses with the adobe bricks in Jalisco, Mexico this year.

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13

A Vibrant, Non-Alcoholic Spirit

Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirit Grove 42 | $29.99 reg. price $31.99

Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirit Grove 42

This citrus-forward, non-alcoholic spirit is for those who love the ritual of making a drink, but not the alcohol. Seedlip Grove 42 has citrusy top notes and a dry finish, similar to a citrus-based gin. As a member of 1% for the Planet, Seedlip gives 1% of its annual revenue to charities focused on protecting the earth’s natural resources.

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