Want to do something charitable? Consider drinking more. In a brilliantly convenient move, spirit companies and charities are teaming up to give everyone what they want: booze and a better world. Here, five spirits that support worthy causes.
Snow Leopard Vodka
Recently released in the US, this superbly smooth, spelt-based Polish vodka donates 15 percent of its profit to the Snow Leopard Trust. The organization aims not only to save snow leopards, which are critically endangered, but also to help the herder families who share the snow leopards’ habitat. The idea is that by improving the herders’ livelihoods, the organization makes it less likely that they’ll be driven to poach the leopards.
This company gives 15 percent of its profits to the Big Life and Space for Elephants foundation, two organizations working to stop ivory poaching and preserve elephants’ habitats. Inspired by the African plains on which the elephants live, the gin includes botanicals like baobab and African wormwood for a unique, zippy and herbaceous flavor.