#TravelKindlyScotland, was launched to encourage visitors to consider their impact on the planet when making their holiday plans. Allowing them to choose Travel Kindly accredited businesses as part of their trip.
2022 saw the first ever Ginspired Scotland Travel Kindly Awards. Scottish Businesses from around the regions were nominated for doing ‘their bit’ for the environment. Whether it was sustainable packaging, low food/drink miles, refillable gin bottles, greener ways to power their distilleries, we found that there was an abundance of business already taking care of our beautiful Scotland.
And The Winners Are…
The regional nominees went to a public vote and the winner was North Point Distillery. Based in Forss, Caithness the team at North Point Distillery have sustainability at the heart of everything they do.
“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, and if each of us focus on small changes, we can absolutely have a big impact. All of our bottles are wildly crafted and made from recycled glass, our Distillery is powered by renewable energy, all of our products and bespoke packaging are plastic free, and that’s just the start of it!”. North Point Distillers
North Point Distillery is based in Forss just off the North Coast 500 route. Producers of Crosskirk Bay Gin, Pilot Rum and most recently Commando Spirit Scotch Whisky.
The team at North Point plan to be one of Scotland’s most sustainable distilleries and are doing everything they can to achieve this. Using environmentally-friendly equipment, powering the distillery with renewable energy, and ensuring the waste is environmentally disposed of. Their bottles are 100% recyclable and there is no single-use plastic components to be found anywhere in our spirit production.
The multi award winning distillery also won The Gin Guide Award 2022 as one of the most Sustainable, distilleries in the UK!
Community and the local area play an important role in their story too. With the heritage of Caithness and the Story of the Pilots that became the inspiration for their North Point Pilot Rum, they keep the history alive. Wanting to honour that history, heritage and world-renowned distilling practices of the Scottish Highlands, North Point Distillers are becoming a brand that really cares about Scotland.
And we love that about them.