Here at Kintyre Gin we’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment in whatever way we can. One way in which we aim to do this is through our tree planting scheme. We already have an existing tree planting scheme on Torrisdale Estate, home to Beinn An Tuirc Distillery, where our guests can plant a native tree during their stay.
When our distillery visitor centre opens, customers will be offered the opportunity to plant a tree in their name and receive an official Beinn An Tuirc certificate with details of their tree to mark the occasion. Our boss hog, Niall, already has his eye on some patches of land around the distillery ready to be turned into thick beautiful forests one day. After taking you around what we hope will be an interesting and entertaining tour of the distillery (more on that to come!) you’ll come outdoors to witness the gorgeous landscapes we’re based in. From the distillery, you’ll be led on a short walk up to our paddock where you’ll plant your tree and thus leave a long-lasting legacy on the estate. The oak trees we’ll be planting have an average life span of about 300 years! If that’s not long-lasting, we don’t know what is.
Of course, these trees will add something to the estate that’s more than just sentimental and aesthetically pleasing. The principle purpose of planting these trees is so that we can reduce the distillery’s impact on the environment. Each oak tree can absorb around 1 tonne of CO2 during its lifetime. That’s only a fraction of the average family’s CO2 produced per year, meaning that every tree counts. So let’s get planting!