- Posted August 3, 2012 by
Los Angeles, California
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Drinking Green and "Carbon Negative"
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
LA may have a reputation as having other priorities. However, it is more green than you may imagine it. All around, it is really embracing the spirit of going organic. So much so that Greenbar Collective, LA's only distillery, produces the world's largest collection of organic spirits...that also happen to be "carbon negative"....
During a short stopover in LA last month, I stopped by to chat with Greenbar Collective's founders as they settled into its new home in downtown Los Angeles. Until now, LA hasn't had a distillery since before the prohibition.
Since they began producing organic spirits four years ago, Founders and Spiritmakers Melkon Khosrovian and Litty Mathew (a husband-and-wife team) have grown Greenbar Collective's portfolio to include organic vodkas, organic gin, organic rums, other organic liqueurs, organic bitters, organic tequila and the list keeps growing.
They say that they didn't start out making organic spirits (just ones with whole rather than processed ingredients), but after experimenting with all of the organic produce available in the LA area, they converted to completely organic after discovering that "organic tastes better."
Why is the world's largest organic spirit maker in LA of all places? And what on earth does it mean to be "carbon negative"? You'll have to watch the video for the full story on that and to learn more about the making of Greenbar Collective's impressive collection.