Swedish Small-Batch Gin Ógin Benefits from a Culinary Touch

Chef Jón Óskar Árnason sources hand-picked botanicals, sometimes from his own garden, for this inspired spirit

For chef Jón Óskar Árnason, inspiration for Ógin—a liquid seasoned with raw ingredients sourced from Sweden’s forests, that tempers juniper’s zing with the sweetness of rare arctic raspberries—struck while he was visiting distilleries in Scotland a few years ago. He was taken by how some distillers use raw (not dry) ingredients for their batches. “The way I look at raw materials and botanicals, I know …

Seed-Bearing Bundle

Available in bundles of 12, 24 or 48, these organic seed-bearing lollipops are made with herbs and edible flowers for a more sophisticated palate. Once the treat has been consumed, the biodegradable stick can be planted in soil and hopefully an heirloom herb or flower will grow. This set contains the brand’s essentials: lavender and lemongrass, sage and marshmallow, rosemary and mint, lemon and thyme, …

Terrazzo Plantable Candle

Aiming to produce a zero-waste candle, Austin-based Esker created this multi-purpose iteration. The brand’s Terrazzo Plantable Candle includes a seed paper embedded with herb seeds and a soil pod, so once the candle has been burned, the vessel becomes home to a plant. Before that though, the hand-poured soy wax—with notes of woody palo santo, rose and cedar—promises 65 to 75 hours of burn time.