EDEN Mill’s new distillery will be carbon neutral by spring 2021, the company has announced.
The new production facility will be located within the University of St Andrews’ Eden campus; power and heat for the stills will be supplied by the university’s biomass plant and solar panels on the distillery’s roof.
The company said the project “aligns with our want to decrease our carbon footprint as much as possible” and will have “sustainability at the forefront of the build”.
Victoria Miller, on-trade sales manager at Eden Mill, said: “Sustainability is extremely important at Eden Mill.
“With Scotland’s aim of reducing emissions by 75% by 2030, we believe it is important that all industries contribute to achieving this figure.
“Going forward, by spring 2021 our carbon-neutral distillery in St Andrews should have a huge impact on our sustainability credentials.”
The distiller has taken a number of measures to become ‘greener’, including the use of biodegradable cups for samples and tastings and the use of locally-sourced ingredients for its Eden Nil alcohol-free range.
Miller said: “We always want to ensure that we are doing what we can to have as little impact on the environment as possible.”