Nc’Nean has claimed to be the UK’s first net zero whisky distillery.
In its latest sustainability report, the company has revealed it has been verified net zero for its production, operates on 100% renewable energy and offsets any remaining carbon emissions it produces.
The company states it is zero-waste and in the last year, it recycled or re-used 99.97% of site waste and recycled 80% of its process water.
It has calculated the emission breakdown per bottle of whisky it produces and offset this. For each bottle that is purchased, it supports two square metres of biodiversity through farming.
Its carbon footprint last year totalled 267.5 tonnes, which it states is less than one return flight from London to New York.
The report states: “Our mission is to change the way the world thinks about whisky from Scotland. To create light and delicious spirits which can exist in harmony with this planet we call home.
“Sustainability is a journey and while we celebrate our net zero milestone, we are keenly aware we have much more to do. Every year we will publish a sustainability report and our progress.”