Plans For A Carbon-Neutral Distillery
Everyone is trying to go carbon neutral lately. Up next, plans for Scotland's first carbon-neutral distillery. Euan Shand, managing director of Duncan Taylor & Co, a Highlands-based whisky bottling group plans to spend up to £3.5m on a distillery, visitor center, offices, warehousing and bottling complex in Huntly near Aberdeen to produce single malt and grain whisky, vodka and gin without putting an added drain on the environment. The plant will be powered by burning woodchips and will operate as a separate venture to Duncan Taylor & Co with private financing. An old creamery will house the distillery building. Eventually the plant will produce around 750,000 liters of alcohol per year. It will be home to single-malt copper pot stills, a four-column neutral grain plant and an experimental still. Construction could be complete by next summer and blended whisky, gin and vodka will be made while the distillery's first batch of single malt whisky ages for a potential reveal in 2018.