Earth Day: How the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is looking after the planet while making award-winning Irish whiskey
Earth Day takes place on April 22nd each year, and focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. Here at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, we are constantly looking to implement innovative processes to produce world class whiskeys and, at the same time, protect our planet. We’re not just green for St. Patrick’s Day! Read more about how we’re helping below and learn more about how you can support our planet this Earth Day here.
Since our opening in 2015, sustainability has been at the heart of our philosophy across all of our operations. We source sustainable raw materials and implement sustainable production processes whenever possible. Initiatives to date include the installation of a rainwater harvesting system in our distillery; the use of an onsite well to reduce water consumption; and energy optimisation measures such as the harnessing of excess energy produced during the production process to heat our visitor centre.
Some other measures we are taking include the collecting of our spent grain, which is the dry component left after the removing the fermentable sugars from our grain in the whiskey making process, which is then used as feed for cows in Ireland. We also segregate organic waste from our café, which is collected separately by our waste management company. We encourage all businesses to take this simple measure, as it makes a huge difference!
We are very proud to be a verified Origin Green member. This pioneering programme remains the world’s only national food and drink sustainability programme that drives sustainability improvements across the entire supply chain on a national level. Wherever possible, we work with fellow Origin Green members. For example, we source our malted barley from Minch Malt (Boortmalt Ireland) and our unmalted barley comes from Glanbia who are both Origin Green certified. Learn more about Origin Green here and how you can get involved!
Commenting on our sustainability measures, Jack Teeling, Managing Director says:
“As a local, craft producer, environmental sustainability is at the heart of our business model and expansion strategy. We are a member of the Irish Food Board Origin Green programme which involves us committing to a continual improvement process in terms of sustainability. Ireland has a well-deserved reputation as a country with a high quality environment in an era of ever intensifying environmental threats. We take our inspiration from this well-deserved reputation and endeavour to approach sustainability with this in mind”
We are proud to be celebrating Earth Day today and actively supporting our planet every day. Learn more about Earth Day and how you can help support our planet here.
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