As an SME, we strive to do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint and be environmentally responsible. The following practices are what we do currently, with plans to expand this with a potential SIETF (Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund) Grant.

  • Reduction in output from 4 million Litres of Alcohol (LOA) to 800,000 LOA results in reduced energy use
  • On-site warehousing – 16 on-site warehouses mean there is no need for haulage of casks

On-site Warehousing at The GlenAllachie Distillery

  • We burn draff to generate steam, which can be used as a heat source on-site
  • Our pot ale is processed into bio-gas at a nearby digestion plant, which can be used for electricity generation or returned to the gas grid
  • Pre-heat our wash using hot pot ale from previous distillation
  • Pre-heat our low wines & feints using the hot spent lees from previous distillation

Still House at The GlenAllachie Distillery

  • Heat recovery system, which uses heat from the condensate to assist in heating contents of heating tank 2
  • Battery-operated forklifts in operation at our warehouses
  • Warm water recovery from worts cooling is used to reduce energy consumption compared to starting with cold water

  • Exclusively work with UK suppliers for all our packaging materials – more expensive but significant reduction in carbon footprint
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points installed at the distillery for visitor use
  • On-site beehive to promote the ecosystem in our locality

Electric Vehicle Charging Point at The GlenAllachie Distillery