Diageo turns off the taps on water waste

The global drinks firm has improved the water efficiency of its distilleries and breweries by 40%

Edible straws take a bite out of plastic pollution

Diageo hopes to reduce the environmental footprint of its pre-mixed canned drinks

Green bottoms up! Scottish whisky site to be turned into low carbon housing

The Scottish Government is spending £5.3 million to turn a former whisky bottling plant into a low carbon housing development. The former Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock will be turned into an enterprise and innovation zone for start up companies and include a renewable energy centre. Affordable housing on the site will be powered […]

Johnnie Walker owner uses 100% renewable electricity

The owner of premium drinks like Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Captain Morgan and Guinness has made the switch to using 100% of its electricity from renewables at its Norwalk headquarters in the US. The alcoholic drinks giant’s Norwalk office joins three of the company’s other sites in using 100% energy from renewable sources. This, it claims, […]

Distillery toasts whiskey-waste-to-energy scheme

A renewable energy company is to turn waste from whiskey at a distillery into power. Northumberland firm HydroThane UK has built an anaerobic digestion plant and biogas-fired boiler in Edinburgh for North British Distillery Co. The £6m deal comprises three phases: the first was to design and build the plant, which is now done. The […]

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 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 […]