Planet-Friendly Spirits Distillery in the Heart of Yorkshire!
Cooper King Distillery is a self-built, crowd-funded distillery in York producing sustainable spirits underpinned by craftsmanship, honesty and adventure.
It’s the first distillery in Europe to join environmental initiative 1% for the Planet, one of only a handful in the UK to run on 100% green energy, and the first in England to produce carbon-negative gin.
Champions of sustainability, they plant one square metre of native English woodland for every bottle of gin sold, thanks to their charity partnership with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. Over 12,000 square metres of managed woodland have been planted so far, creating breathing spaces that benefit people, the environment and wildlife.
Founded in 2016 by Dr Abbie Neilson (a scientist) and Chris Jaume (an architect) the venture was inspired by their desire to leave the rat-race. They travelled the globe and became fascinated with the whisky distilleries in Tasmania. With a mission to bring their discoveries back to England, the couple gave up their established careers and set up a pioneering distillery back home in Yorkshire.