Award-winning Lake District family business drinks brand roll out new sustainable bottle

Lake District-based Kin Vodka – producer of the award-winning Kin Toffee + Vodka – is launching a brand new range of bespoke, sustainably designed bottles.

Made from 50 per cent recycled glass, the new bottles have a fresh new look, which further enhances the company’s Lake District roots.

Kin’s familiar bird branding – a wren named after founder, Judith Wren – takes pride of place embossed on the neck of the bottles, which also feature an embossed design to mirror the iconic Lake District viewpoint of the Langdales as appears on the Lakeland slate-effect label. Additional embossed stars depicting a clear Lakeland sky adorn the bottles’ base.

The full revamped range was originally due to be on the shelves from late spring 2021, but unprecedented demand in the run up to Christmas meant that the larger, new-look 700ml bottle, had to be introduced earlier to fulfil online orders.

Kin Toffee + Vodka was launched by Judith Wren at Newby Bridge in the Lake District in 2013 and is a smooth blend of rich caramel, vanilla, and toffee flavours. Inspired by the mountain classic, toffee vodka, from the ski slopes of the French Alps, Judith returned home to create her own unique blended vegan and dairy-free drink. Kin Toffee + Vodka is now stocked in independent farm shops, supermarkets, and delis up and down the UK and available online via Amazon and Moonpig, and direct through the Kin Vodka website.

Judith said: “These revamped bottles have been a couple of years in planning as they were such a big investment and commitment that we wanted to get them just right. In today’s world, any responsible business owner should be thinking about ways to make their operation, and their products, more sustainable. That’s what consumers increasingly now expect and it’s something we’re passionate about as a business.

“For Kin, it was about making the new-look bottles, not just attractive to stand out on the shelves, but attractive for their values. We worked hard to come up with the most sustainable design we could – made from 50% recycled glass –without taking anything away from the renowned quality of the product.

“The new bottles are slightly taller, elegant, more interesting to look at, and really represent the Kin brand and the story behind it – drawing inspiration from the scenery, the landscape, and the stars. Not to mention it’s also made us really proud that Kin Toffee + Vodka has reached the heights to deserve its own bespoke designed bottles. We can even see them being re-used in homes up and down the country, helping to encourage a sustainable attitude from our customers.”

The bottle was created by Allied Glass who have been creating glass bottles in Yorkshire for over 100 years. Nolan Kane, Head of Emerging Brands at Allied Glass, added: “The bottle is made from recycled glass, which is sourced from across the UK, substantially improving Kin’s carbon footprint whilst supporting British manufacturing.”

The ‘Kin’ name originated from the phrase ‘kith & kin’ meaning friends and family as Kin Toffee + Vodka is best enjoyed in the company of those closest. For more information about the Kin Toffee + Vodka product range, visit https://kinvodka.co.uk.

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