Sapling is the world's first climate positive vodka. Distilled from 100% British wheat, a tree is planted for every bottle sold.
Sapling was founded in 2018 by two childhood friends, Ed Faulkner and Ivo Devereux, who wanted to change the way people think about sustainability in drinks. Combining the two things they love the most - planting trees and having a drink with friends - they created a brand that allows people to be more sustainable, without having to cut back on anything.
To help the environment, we plant a two year old sapling tree for every bottle sold. One of our trees in its lifetime can sequester up to 1.5 tonnes of carbon, which outweighs the carbon impact of producing a bottle of vodka.
We have planted trees in London to tackle urban pollution and reconnect people with nature, and fruit trees in Sussex and Bristol on agroforestry projects with farmers. Our ambition is to plant 1 million trees by 2025 - we have planted over 10,000 in our first year. Each bottle has a number on the lid, which you can type into our website to track where that tree has been planted.
Sapling is distilled four times from 100% British winter wheat, which has a naturally high starch content, giving it a natural sweetness with hints of vanilla and lemon, and smooth and creamy finish. It is best enjoyed chilled, or as an easy highball with a seasonal fruit cordial topped with soda over ice.
We can currently be found in Gleneagles, Thyme Hotel, Spring, 45 Jermyn St, Drake & Morgan. We’re incredibly proud to have planted over 10,000 trees in our first year!