Save the planet by drinking gin. These eco spirits are worth a dram.
In the 12 months to October last year, us Brits spent £2.2 billion on gin. It's officially our favourite spirit, with around 6,000 types of the stuff currently in production. In 2013, some 152 UK distilleries were making the beverage, now its at least 441.
However, this growth has an environmental impact. For example, traditionally, gin is made from wheat. This requires nitrogen fertiliser, which can result in air and water pollution. But, recent research states that making gin from peas is a great idea. Yes, peas. Spirit produced from peas has a smaller environmental footprint in 12 different areas including global warming, resource depletion and acidification.
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