The spirits trends to watch in 2019

2nd January, 2019 by Melita Kiely


The environmental impact of spirits production is not a matter that distillers take lightly, that much is certain. Take the Scotch whisky industry, for example, which successfully met its target to source 20% of energy from environmentally sustainable means in 2018 – four years earlier than planned.

Scotland’s producers are using more non-fossil fuel sources to power distilleries and recycling steam as heat energy – all hugely commendable endeavours that are fantastic for the environment.

However, as the topic remains front and centre of consumers’ attention, companies are looking to go above and beyond cutting down on water use and creating recyclable packaging. Last year, Glen Scotia adopted 100,000 bees to help “preserve the endangered species”, and the year before, Glenmorangie returned oysters to the Dornoch Firth for the first time in 100 years. Similar projects can be expected in 2019.

2 Responses to “The spirits trends to watch in 2019”

  1. Noor Bavinck says:

    i wonder what these trends are

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