Discarded Spirits Co. is Making Cocktail Hour a Circular Affair

From Banana Peel Rum to Grape Skin Vodka, see how the brand is bringing a fresh approach to the drinks scene.

Food & Beverage 
4,810 Hypes

Despite only launching in 2018, Discarded Spirits Co. is already leading the way with an innovative take on creatively repurposing waste within their offering. Crafting spirits from disused materials, its mission is to deliver inventive drinks without compromising on taste and quality.

Founded by Scottish drinks company William Grant & Sons, the brand began its journey by experimenting with byproducts from existing food and drink production processes and blending them with other disused food products. “Our approach was to build on the idea of creatively reimagining what others consider to be waste and transforming it into something superior,” shares Discarded Spirits Co.’s global brand ambassador Sam Trevethyen. The result of its initial concoctions was a standard recipe of one base elevated with one flavor, each using discarded ingredients.

With this in mind, the Sweet Cascara Vermouth was created, a fruity spirit made from a base of a sherry-style spirit wine, a byproduct from whisky making process, and flavored with Cascara, another byproduct which comes from the coffee making process. Its arrival to the market was quickly followed by the release of Banana Peel Rum and more recently, Grape Skin Vodka, creating a growing portfolio of three unique spirits that can be enjoyed straight, or in various cocktail combinations. Like the original Vermouth, the latest drinks are made from a recycled alcohol base and a discarded flavor ingredient, expertly married together to create a unique drink.

By creatively reimagining the discarded ingredients and bringing them together to create complex flavors, Discarded Spirits Co. has been gaining attention of bartenders worldwide. “The food and beverage industry has long been aware about the food waste issue,” says Trevethyen. “Reducing waste, circularity, and nose-to-tail concepts have made waves in the top end restaurants since the mid-’90s. Though the cocktail space is still in its infancy, it has followed suit, but practices are limited to the top tier bars. That’s why we want to bring Discarded Spirits Co. to as many people as possible.”

As the brand continues to push boundaries in the scene, bringing its drinks to more bars and homes, it also hopes to inspire consumers to rethink their attitudes and get creative with waste. “Discarded Spirits Co. exists to start a conversation,” adds Trevethyen as he reflects on the brand’s mission. “The reason that shifting our thinking in relation to the concepts of minimizing waste is so important is because the effects of food waste touch us all. Therefore, it’s something we can all have an effect on.”

For more information on Discarded Spirits Co., head to the website now.

DISCLAIMER: We discourage irresponsible and/or underage drinking. Drink responsibly and legally.

Read Full Article
Presented by Discarded Spirits Co.
Share this article

What to Read Next

A Blend of Culture and Creativity Power Discarded Spirits Co.'s Debut Art Collab
Design 

A Blend of Culture and Creativity Power Discarded Spirits Co.'s Debut Art Collab

Presented by Discarded Spirits Co.
Discover what happens when multidisciplinary artists Rio Kobayashi and Aaron Kudi connect to reimagine waste.

These Circular Creatives Are Finding Synergy Within the World of Repurposed Materials
Design 

These Circular Creatives Are Finding Synergy Within the World of Repurposed Materials

Presented by Discarded Spirits Co.
Andu Masebo and Charley Keighley unite for Discarded Spirits Co.’s new artist-led collaboration series.

Rio Kobayashi and Aaron Kudi Toast to New Connections Over Repurposed Drinks Table
Design 

Rio Kobayashi and Aaron Kudi Toast to New Connections Over Repurposed Drinks Table

Presented by Discarded Spirits Co.
Discover how their evolving design journey with Discarded Spirits Co. led to a unique social centerpiece.


Old Stories Find New Life in Andu Masebo and Charley Keighley’s Collaborative Art Piece
Design 

Old Stories Find New Life in Andu Masebo and Charley Keighley’s Collaborative Art Piece

Presented by Discarded Spirits Co.
See how the creatives tap into Discarded Spirits Co.’s unique drinks making processes for their design.

Prada FW24 Is a Romantic Exploration of the Here and Now
Fashion

Prada FW24 Is a Romantic Exploration of the Here and Now

Miuccia Prada and Rà Simons allow the past and future to instruct the present, expanding their fascinations with everyday office uniforms.

Bremont and Bamford Unveil Limited Edition "Aurora" Watch
Watches

Bremont and Bamford Unveil Limited Edition "Aurora" Watch

Inspired by the Northern Lights and limited to 500 units.

The North Face Unveils Newest Steep Tech RMST Capsule
Fashion 

The North Face Unveils Newest Steep Tech RMST Capsule

Encapsulating Scot Schmidt’s unique approach to Freeskiing.

Ollie Trenchard Explores Barbados' Rally Culture In 'Drifting In Paradise' Photography Book
Automotive 

Ollie Trenchard Explores Barbados' Rally Culture In 'Drifting In Paradise' Photography Book

Detailing the island’s love for motorsport history.

Asymmetrical Tailoring Rules at FENDI's FW24 Collection
Fashion 

Asymmetrical Tailoring Rules at FENDI's FW24 Collection

Kim Jones paid tribute to ancient stone figures with printed photographs in black and white.


ICEBERG FW24 Looks to the Future for Its 50th Anniversary Runway
Fashion

ICEBERG FW24 Looks to the Future for Its 50th Anniversary Runway

James Long kicks off Milan Fashion Week by envisioning the wardrobes of tomorrow with edgy details and bold hues.

Pharrell Williams and Tyler, the Creator Take Flight In Collaborative Louis Vuitton Range
Fashion

Pharrell Williams and Tyler, the Creator Take Flight In Collaborative Louis Vuitton Range

Marking the Creative Director’s first menswear partnership.

Burberry FW24 Is for Adventure Seekers and City Voyagers
Fashion 

Burberry FW24 Is for Adventure Seekers and City Voyagers

Daniel Lee’s third collection for the British House retuned to alfresco environments, revamping classic silhouettes with a modern edge.

Jawara Alleyne Peeks Into the "Eye of the Storm" for FW24
Fashion 

Jawara Alleyne Peeks Into the "Eye of the Storm" for FW24

The Jamaican designer recalls Hurricane Ivan, which swept through his family home and left mountains of rubble in its wake.

Saul Nash FW24 Instructs New "DRESS CODES" for Noughties MC Garage Raves
Fashion 

Saul Nash FW24 Instructs New "DRESS CODES" for Noughties MC Garage Raves

The designer honors 30 years of UK garage, enlisting MC Bushkin from Heartless Crew and photographer Ewen Spencer to grace the runway.

More ▾