A GIN WITH A DIFFERENCE
At the heart of everything we do, there is a passion for beautiful, uncompromising drinks. But we also believe that business can – and should – be used as a force for good. One has a vision of a world where everyone has access to safe clean water, forever.
One Gin was launched on World Water Day in 2017, the first spirit launched by the One Brand, known for One Water. The idea behind it was simple – to merge our love of beautiful, premium craft gin with our belief in making the world a better place.
It struck us that while there were hundreds of gins out there, there was real appetite for a distinctive, savoury offering so we started exploring flavours native to the UK, such as nettle, hawthorn and camomile. The answer came in the form of one of our most loved and multi-facetted botanicals: fresh English sage and One Gin was born.
One Gin was the first gin created to give back to a global humanitarian cause. Every bottle funds clean, safe water projects in the world’s poorest communities through The One Foundation, which works with carefully selected local partners around the world to implement life-changing programmes in sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene.
So far, The One Foundation has raised over £20 million, changing the lives of over 3.8 million people, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Their goal is to reach £30 million by 3030.
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Just a few months later, having launched in World Duty Free stores at UK airports, One Gin was 1 of only 20 gins selected from 379 entries in a blind tasting to win a Gold Medal at the prestigious IWSC Awards.
Fast forward three years and One Gin has launched its second expression, Sage & Apple, to great success, and is now in Tesco stores nationwide, Ocado and Anthropologie to name but a few. It is served in more than 100 bars and restaurants, including selected Fuller’s Pubs, Claridge’s, China Tang at The Dorchester, The Berkeley and Hawksmoor Restaurants.
Based in leafy Richmond upon Thames, we are a small, growing team of optimists with an obsession: to make the everyday count. We know we can’t change the world overnight, but we can make a difference one bottle at a time, one day at a time. And this feels all the more relevant in these unprecedented times, when clean water and hygiene play a pivotal role in all of our lives.