Do you want to save the ecology while relaxing and sipping on some booze? You can – just get a bottle of eco-friendly vodka from Air Company! The startup is officially fighting climate change.
Be Mindful With Eco-Friendly Vodka
Consumers can now be ecologically mindful with eco-friendly vodka. Air Company, a startup fighting climate change, came up with the sipping vodka. Air Vodka was released on August 26, 2020 after the online e-commerce platform went live. How is it different from other alcohol? It has two ingredients: carbon dioxide (CO2) and water. Other drinks usually have a more complicated making process, including fermentation and distillation of the final product. The last step always makes the drink stronger. Air Vodka is not unique in its ingredients, it also requires an alternative production method. Air Company startup patented its own distillation system, which is also eco-friendly. It runs on renewable solar electricity.
Surprisingly enough, you really can make vodka out of CO2. The patented system extracts it from the air and turns it into pure ethanol. Every bottle of vodka receives its part of that ecological ethanol. In addition, a pound of greenhouse gas is removed from every bottle of the drink. That said, Air Vodka is the first-ever alcoholic beverage to become carbon-negative, per the company’s statement. “We work with partners that capture that carbon dioxide before it’s emitted into the atmosphere, and then we use that CO2 in our process in creating the alcohols that we create,” said Gregory Constantine, Co-founder, and CEO of Air Company. “It’s obviously far better for the planet in that we’re removing CO2 for every bottle that we’re creating.”
A Sip Of Premium Booze
Thankfully, the end result is delicious as well. Some consumers said it takes like clear water, others recommend it for sipping – that’s why it’s an 80-proof premium vodka. Of course, the company got a lot of recognition for its creation. For example, Air Company became a finalist in the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. This global competition focuses on technology that would use CO2 emissions for usable products. Yet, Air Company is not all about booze. Constantine and Stafford Sheehan, CTO, work on other products, too. They describe the company as a “technology and design company in New York City that ideates and creates products that help shape our future.” Apart from Air Vodka, it works on perfumes and other ethanol-based products. In the future, consumers will see more coming from Air Company.
In 2022, you can order the Air Vodka as a consumer from the website, the Minibar app, and the Drizly app in New York. Buyers can also look at it in person in select locations in New York and New Jersey. Want to know how to enjoy it properly? There’s no burn when you down it, and it doesn’t have the harsh smell either. So, anyone is free to try and sip on Air Vodka. It can also be paired with dry vermouth and lemon peel as a vodka martini.
The 750ml bottle is anything from $65 to $75, depending on the retailer and the delivery price.