Negroni Spiced Gin
She’s found in waters from Kamchatka to the Americas, but the Rako, or Buller’s Shearwater, is picky about where she calls home. That honour goes to NZ. She breeds only on two small pest-free islands in the Poor Knights archipelago — and understandably, she’s pretty protective of her spot.
Like other surface-feeders, the Rako can mistake plastic for food. In the sea, plastic can take on bacteria that makes it smell like prey. Unfortunately, her digestive system disagrees. According to Sustainable Coastlines coastal surveys, more than 20% of plastic found relates to food items, including wrappers, lids and containers. And 44% is already broken into seabird-enticing fragments.
If you know your gin cocktails, you'll be familiar with a Negroni. First created in Italy, this classic has found its way to the bottom of the pacific, and inspired our gin with flavours of orange oil, zest, and bitters.
Like the Negroni, you can have this gin on the rocks too, or mix with your preferred soda and tonic.
$10 from every bottle sold goes directly to Sustainable Coastlines to help remove 180,000 litres or 1,500 large supermarket trolleys of rubbish from the beaches of New Zealand’s coastline.