Whiskey distillery wins green awards

A whiskey distillery which claims to be the world’s greenest has opened in Scotland. The £40m Roseisle Distillery in Elgin is run by drinks giant Diageo and has been awarded […]

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A whiskey distillery which claims to be the world’s greenest has opened in Scotland.

The £40m Roseisle Distillery in Elgin is run by drinks giant Diageo and has been awarded a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ award, which recognises environmental performance.

The distillery will recycle several manufacturing by-products on-site in a bioenergy facility. Leftover barley grain will be used as biomass fuel and water reclamation measures will save up to 300,000 cubic meters of water per year.

The distillery has also won the Scottish Design Award 2010 (Commercial Project) and the RICS Scotland 2010 Award for Sustainability Project of the Year.