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Unique Tidal-Powered Distilleries

Bruichladdich's New Eco Initiative Aims to Upkeep Islay's Charm

— August 31, 2021 — Eco
Bruichladdich Distillery announced its new initiative to make its distillation process net-zero by 2025. The renowned distillery is located on the picturesque island of Islay, Scotland. Known for its clear Hebridean water and quality Scottish barley, Islay is the perfect location for whisky manufacturing. However, the company has recently been confronted with a significant problem: its production relies heavily on fuel oil to power its whiskey boilers and distribution ferries.

Recognizing just how much its production practice contributes to Islay's CO2 footprint, the company is looking into using green electricity and water electrolysis as a form of green energy production. Bruichladdich plans to install renewable energy plants throughout the island in the upcoming years and hopes to use a mix of wind energy and tidal power to ensure its whisky manufacturing reduces Islay's CO2 footprint.

Bruichladdich's chief executive Douglas Taylor hopes this sustainable shift will help other Islay-based distilleries change their production practices.

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