Four Pillars opens green distillery

Read the full story at The Spirits Business.

Australian producer Four Pillars has opened the doors to its AU$7 million (US$5.2m) distillery, the country’s first carbon-neutral gin site.

Three Wrens Distillery launches gin refill scheme

Read the full story at The Spirits Business.

English gin producer Three Wrens Distillery is offering a bottle refill scheme to increase the sustainability of the business.

More water stewardship, less synthetic fertiliser: Diageo backs regenerative agriculture for Guinness barley

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

Beverage giant Diageo has committed to work ‘hand-in-hand’ with Irish barley farmers to support their transition to regenerative agricultural practices.

Diageo to build $245 million carbon neutral distillery in Canada

Read the full story at ESG Today.

Global spirits and beer company Diageo announced today plans to build a CAD$245 million carbon neutral distillery in Canada for its Crown Royal Canadian Whisky brand. Located in St. Clair Township, Ontario, the facility will operate with 100% renewable energy and will have the capacity to produce up to 20 million litres of absolute alcohol (LAA) annually.

Webinar: Clean-In-Place Techniques in the Spirits Industry

Mar 16, 2022, 10:30 am CDT
Register here.

This webinar, hosted by Tennessee Sustainable Spirits, will discuss how clean-in-place (CIP) practices can reduce operational costs associated with water consumption, chemical use and energy consumption related to equipment cleaning at distilleries. CIP are automated cleaning methods that do not require the dismantling of equipment. Tennessee Sustainable Spirits is a voluntary program administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation’s Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices that provides technical assistance and recognition to businesses.


  • Mark Valencia, environmental scientist, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation 
  • Oliver Meinhold, director of brewery division, Zee Loeffler, The Vincit Group

ACES alums and IBRL blend their skills to make heirloom corn whiskey

Read the full story from the University of Illinois.

Silver Tree Spirits is working with IBRL – which is eager to welcome back more student workers when the time is right – to distill whiskey from heirloom corn varieties and analyze flavor and other characteristics.

The distilleries working to reduce the foodprint of spirits

Read the full story in Salon.

While “drink responsibly” is a common phrase, you rarely if ever are told to “drink eco-responsibly.”

Packaging innovation: making spirits more sustainable

Read the full story at The Spirits Business.

The spirits industry is taking sustainability very seriously, and nowhere more so than in packaging. Nicola Carruthers speaks to those determined to lead the way when it comes to reducing waste.

Whisky powered trucks? Scottish distillery launches transport fleet fueled by whisky waste

Read the full story at Design Boom.

Once known as the water of life, whisky is now making headlines as an eco-friendly fuel source. 

Scottish distillery glenfiddich has launched a fleet of specially converted trucks that run on green biogas made from its own whisky waste. The innovative closed loop system will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 99% when compared to diesel and other fossil fuels, with each truck displacing up to 250 tonnes of CO2e annually.

The weird, sustainable booze of the future tastes … good?

Read the full story in Wired.

Small distilleries like Empirical Spirits are working on uncategorizable drinks made of stuff like plum pits, for the resilient quaff of tomorrow.