Image: Sarah Dougan (Founder) & James Espey OBE (Investor)
On the Slange Var team is one of the drink’s sector most successful brand marketers, James Espey, OBE, awarded for services to the Scotch Whisky Industry. James on why he invested in Slange Var, "I love the taste, the name and Sarah's story. She is committed to Slange Var and her mission to create a space that caters for those who aren’t drinking alcohol." - James Espey, OBE
The culture where you ‘must have a drink’ is changing. People are more mindful of their decisions and appreciate choice when it comes to drinking. When you say “I’ll have a Slange Var”, we want you to discover a drink full of flavour, which you enjoy and feel good ordering.
Prior to launch, we took Slange Var to Campden BRI, the food technology lab that’s used by some of the UK’s top food and drink manufacturers. Slange Var scored top marks during consumer trials.
We respect the environment that provides our ingredients and are committed to reinvesting profits into the reforestation of Scotland’s Caledonian Forest, where we are planting the Slange Var grove. This is part of our contribution to combatting climate change and maintaining the beauty of the Scottish countryside and its wildlife.
Slange Var uses a drop of honey made from Scottish bees. These amazing creatures pollinate our plants, playing a vital role in our food supply. The recent decline of the honey bee population has been attributed to pollution, pesticides and climate change. To combat this, we and our customers have planted over 200 packets of wildflower seeds suited to the Scottish environment. When these seeds grow into flowers, they’ll provide the essential pollen and nectar bees require to thrive.
We also participate in the sponsorship of bee-hives with Plan Bee Ltd and the British Bee Keepers’ Association.