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Black Cow

How ethical is Black Cow?

Black Cow is included in The Good Shopping Guide’s Spirit Ethical Ratings Table. In our Ratings Table, the brand obtains a satisfactory Good Shopping Guide Ethical Score and thereby passes our ethical criteria as a good ethical brand. We encourage other Spirit companies to follow Black Cow’s lead and implement more ethical rules and procedures. Due to Black Cow’s ethical standing The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Accreditation would be a beneficial next step to certify this to customers and investors.

More information on the issues this industry faces may be found in The Good Shopping Guide to Ethical Spirit brands. Then, in our Spirits Ethical Ratings Table compare it to other brands.

What does Black Cow do?

Black Cow began in 2012 with the idea to create Pure Milk Vodka. Black Cow is the World’s first Pure Milk Vodka, the brand’s secret distilling process and the leftover milk claims to create the ‘world’s smoothest vodka’.

The brand sells a range of flavours such as Negroni, English Strawberry and Christmas Spirit. The brand not only sells vodka but also its own range of deluxe cheese. Black Cow is a small brand owned by Pure Milk Vodka Ltd. You can read more about Black Cow here.

In what areas does Black Cow perform well? 

Black Cow performs well in many areas of business with no Public Record Criticisms. The brand’s ‘About’ page mentions that the brand was launched with a plan to operate sustainably, the vodka is made with leftover cow’s milk, which results in less water and CO2 consumption. As this is a small company with a strong ethical ethos it receives a top rating. The brand also receives a top score in our Nuclear, Fossil Fuel, Animal Welfare, Political Donations and Armaments.

How could Black Cow rate higher on our Spirits Ethical Ratings Table

Black Cow is eligible for Ethical Accreditation due to its satisfactory score according to The Good Shopping Guide; this score is produced by research into The Environment, Animals and People within a company and how much the brand considers this.

Black Cow could improve its Ethical Rating score further by releasing an Organic or Vegan alcohol range as well as releasing a Genetic Modification Policy for its products.

Learn more about how we research and rate brand ethics.

Ethical Accreditation boosts customer trust in a brand and serves as a certification for businesses to demonstrate that they meet an ethical standard.

Why not check out The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Accreditation if you work for or with a spirit company that places ethics high on its priority list?

Contact us to learn more, or complete our short form for an initial ethical evaluation.

Ethical performance in category


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Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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