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Two Drifters Lightly Spiced Rum

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They set out to make the distillery as environmentally-friendly as possible from the get-go. “I’d met a lot of people working in carbon capture and carbon storage who had lots of cool ideas that I thought were really exciting and interesting, kind of technologies of the future,” he says. “With that knowledge, I couldn’t in good conscience set up a business without decent environmental credentials. It had to be at the core of everything we do.” Two Drifters is fully aware that issues facing the climate can only be reduced if businesses, no matter what size, start to measure and be openly accountable and transparent about their actions.

To keep the bill down, Russ and Gemma look to save CO2 through every available avenue. Each possible choice is made according to the lowest carbon option. All the brewing and distilling equipment is electric and runs off zero-emissions energy. They use an electric van for local deliveries and carbon-neutral courier DPD for everything else. Then we move next door, to our bespoke Drifters Rum Bar, made from a fallen tree just down the road from us. Take a seat, whilst we prepare your flight of rums and tasting sheet. We will then spend the next 30 minutes taking you on the Two Drifters journey, tasting and exploring each liquid, by the end you're bound to have a new favourite rum.It’s a fantastic, essential technology that comes with a high price tag. This financial burden means it is far cheaper for us to avoid creating CO 2 than it is to remove it, so we avoid creating it wherever possible.

There is plenty of parking but also excellent public transport links, as we are a 5 minute stroll from Exeter Airport. To make their rum, Two Drifters source molasses from Tate & Lyle in east London. “The sugarcane is generally grown in central America, refined here in the UK, which is great because we get a nice consistent product, and then shipped to us, so you can follow the pathway,” says Wakeham. At the distillery, the team adds “water, yeast, and lots of nutrients, because molasses is pretty void of any goodness for yeast. Want to see a rum distillery in action? Then come along to one of our Signature Distillery Tours and get up close and personal to the full rum experience. On this hour long tour, we'll fix you a drink, then one of the team will take you on a 30 minute tour of the distillery. Smell the molasses before we work our magic on it, learn how we turn this high quality material into our delicious range of rums. Depending on what day you come, you might see fermentation, distilling, spicing, casking, bottling, labelling. After the 30 minutes, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how rum is made at Two Drifters. Since we’ve only been going just over a year, we haven’t had much time to age extensively but we’ve had some good success using little barrels – and these are really little; 10-litre, 20-litre ones,” Wakeman says. “A couple of weeks ago we won a Silver award at the World Rum Awards for our Gold Rum. We’re ageing some at the moment that should be ready for summer. Tasty stuff.”Two Drifters is the world’s first carbon-negative distillery, founded by husband and wife duo Russ and Gemma Wakeham. The former is an organic chemist with experience in carbon capture and storage, and that experience has informed the brand’s planet-friendly production process with each possible choice is made according to the lowest carbon option. All the brewing and distilling equipment is electric and runs off zero-emissions energy. An electric van is used for local deliveries and carbon-neutral courier DPD for everything else. We partner with a wide variety of businesses to ensure our processes and products are the best quality and cause the least amount of environmental impact.

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