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What does meaningfully-sourced mean?

In the world of craft spirits, every ingredient tells a story. At Toledo Spirits, this story begins with a commitment to 'meaningfully sourced' ingredients. This term isn't just a buzzword for us; it's a philosophy that guides every step of our distilling process, a commitment to infuse care and attention into every bottle.

'Meaningfully sourced' extends beyond just knowing where our ingredients come from. It's about understanding the ecosystem of each component - from the soil where our grains grow to the hands that harvest them. We believe in sourcing ingredients that are not only of the highest quality but also ethically and sustainably produced.

A significant element of our sourcing strategy is building strong relationships with local farmers. By partnering with those who share our values, we ensure that our spirits are crafted from ingredients grown with care and respect for the environment. These partnerships also support the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint through shorter transportation routes.

Sustainability is also at the core of our sourcing philosophy. We constantly seek ways to reduce waste, conserve energy, and minimize our environmental impact. This includes recycling spent grains, using energy-efficient equipment, and adopting water conservation practices in our distillery.

At Toledo Spirits, 'meaningfully sourced' ingredients are the foundation of our craft. They represent a commitment to quality, sustainability, and the art of spirit-making. 

About the author

Andrew Newby

Andrew is a passionate entrepreneur and experienced tech strategist with a deep love for craft manufacturing. As the CEO and co-founder of The Toledo Spirits Co. and HEAVY Beer Co., he leads the charge in operating our ecosystem. Alongside his ventures in the spirits industry, Andrew boasts a strong background in software product development, making him a versatile leader in both the agribusiness and tech worlds.