Gin Company, carried in world-class restaurants, like Nobu, Certifies Vegan with BeVeg

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O.R.E. 118 Raw Vegan Gin Receives Global Certification from BeVeg International

BeVeg International Raises Standard of Regulation for Vegan-Friendly Products

New York, NY (November 7, 2018) – O.R.E. 118 Raw Vegan Gin announces it is now globally certified by BeVeg International for its vegan-friendly product, putting them on the map of U.S. spirits to receive this seal of approval after an extensive review of production practices and ingredients.

BeVeg’s certification seal is a stamp of approval that tells vegans and others who care about sustainability and social responsibility that a product that carries its trademark meets the strictest standards of vegan compliance. BeVeg’s vegan standard and process has been recognized as THE seal of approval from companies such as, Forbes, California Wine Advisor, PETA, CBS, NBC, LiveKindly, Seed Food & Wine Festival, Social Life Magazine, and endorsed by celebrity vegan supermodel Christie Brinkley.

“We believe using animal by-products actually detracts from the final product. The less ingredients the better. Therefore, we believe ‘vegan beverage’ actually means it is better tasting, and better quality,” states Carissa Kranz, founder and CEO of BeVeg. “Around the world, environmentally-conscious beverage companies are starting to embrace these higher standards of production.”

BeVeg certified O.R.E. 118 Gin’s production practices as vegan-friendly, after reviewing all ingredients and its manufacturing process in depth. This genre-defining spirit is the creation of founder Robert Elder and is the world’s first raw vegan gin label to be approved by the TTB. While dining at a raw vegan restaurant in Manhattan he requested a gin martini. Dismayed to discover that martinis were not served because there were no spirits that were both raw and vegan, he undertook to change that and established his family-run company, 118 + 1st, to produce hand-crafted, raw spirits. The name of Elder’s inaugural product, O.R.E. 118 Gin, has a double meaning: O.R.E. stands for “Original Raw Essence,” and the letters are also his father’s initials.

“Raw and vegan spirts have a distinctive and great taste to them and are expanding the flavor profile in the category,” says Robert Elder. “Our gin is ideal for purists and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Still, it fills a need in the market for raw and vegan spirits. If gin is one of your favorite spirits, as it is mine, then you will love the depth of flavor and smooth finish O.R.E 118 Gin offers.”

O.R.E. 118 Gin can be found at well-known restaurants across New York City, including Nobu and Aquavit, and is currently featured on the cocktail lists at Candle 79 and Tribeca Grill. It is available for purchase at Crush Wine & Spirits and Mister Wright Fine Wine & Spirits, and is distributed by Opici Family Distributing.

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About BeVeg International

BeVeg International is the only law firm in the world that specializes in vegan certification, regulation, and advocacy. The firm exists to raise the standard for consumer transparency by requiring companies who apply to disclose all ingredients and processes to packaging. BeVeg demands honest information and only licenses use of its logo to conscious companies in alignment with the BeVeg vegan standard. BeVeg is the standard of compliance, and use of the logo is considered the premier stamp of approval for those looking for the greenest plant based options.

For more information about BeVeg International vegan certification and its free consumer app, visit:

BeVeg Apple App download:  BevVeg – Ultimate Vegan Wine, Beer, Spirit Guide

BeVeg Google App download: BevVeg – Ultimate Vegan Wine, Beer, Spirit Guide

BeVeg Press Contact:[email protected] | (202) 996-7999.

About 118 + 1st 

118 + 1st is a company born out of a love for hand-crafted spirits meant to be enjoyed with friends and family. It was founded by Robert Elder in 2017 and today each member of the Elder family plays a role in the company’s success: Michael and Rob Elder (sons), and Richard Elder (brother). The number 118 stands for the temperature – 118 degrees Fahrenheit – that differentiates raw foods from cooked foods. It also represents the street where Elder’s Italian grandparents lived in New York City; their brownstone was located on 118th street between 1st and Pleasant Avenues. In the cellar of the brownstone, Elder’s grandparents also made their own hand-crafted wine and spirits (grappa).  O.R.E. 118 Raw Vegan Gin is the company’s inaugural product.

Press Contacts | Benson Marketing Group

Thea Schlendorf | (917) 633.6002 Ext 1 | [email protected]

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