Here's How This Scottish Whisky Distillery Will Be 100% Green By 2025

Posted: Jan 09, 2020

The Bruichladdich Distillery Company is on the island of Islay, the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast. Bruichladdich distills three types of single malt whiskies and a gin.

And by 2025, the distillery intends to be 100% net zero. Here’s how.

French drinks giant Remy Cointreau bought the distillery in 2012. In March 2019, Bruichladdich announced it would distill, mature, and bottle its single malts only on Islay. It’s building new maltings, which will be operational by 2023. Malting its own barley on site using green energy will increase the distillery’s sustainability.

Bruichladdich (pronounced brook laddie) already reuses hot waste water from distillation to run central heating and uses electric vehicles.

The plan
Bruichladdich’s CEO Douglas Taylor told the Glasgow Herald:

[We are on track to be] 100% decarbonized by 2025.

We are looking at tidal energy, alongside other green energy sources and in March [2020] we are moving the distillery to 100% green electricity.

Looking beyond electricity, we are investigating alternatives to the fossil fuels used in production, including ways to move to greener fuel alternates (non-fossil fuels) some of which, while more expensive, would reduce our CO2 emissions by up to 80%.

We also planted 7,500 trees on site in the last two years.

The distillery made a profit of nearly £1.6 million for the year ended March 31, up from £1.25 million last year. The distillery has 80 employees on Islay and works with 18 farming partners.

If you want to learn more about Bruichladdich, its distilling process, and its whisky, you can watch this video from (if you enjoy that kind of thing — I do):

Electrek’s Take
There’s a growing movement to adopt green energy by distilleries. According to the Spirits Business, Highland­-based Scotch whisky distilleries Ardnamurchan and Ncn’ean are wholly reliant on renewable energy. And Greensand Ridge in Kent, England, claims to be the UK’s first carbon-neutral distillery.

By Michelle Lewis
January 9, 2020


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