Rademon Estate Distillery at Crossgar, county Down in Northern Ireland, a leading producer of craft gin and single malt whiskey is being highlighted for its use of sustainable energy in a new campaign by the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA), the body that represents whiskey producers on the island of Ireland.
The new campaign profiles the sustainability credentials of the Irish whiskey industry. Reducing water usage, supporting barley growth, and using renewable forms of energy are just some of the measures Irish whiskey distilleries are introducing to promote sustainability across the industry, the association says.
The campaign will highlight how Irish whiskey distilleries and bottlers are leading the way in promoting sustainability. Each week the campaign will focus on a different company and one of their key sustainability achievements.
Rademon Estate Distillery is among the first seven to be profiled during January and February. IWA says: “All power used by Rademon Estate Distillery is sustainably supplied by their on-site wind and hydro turbines. Rademon Estate Distillery is located in co Down and is the home of Shortcross Irish whiskey and gin.”
Rademon is the only Northern Ireland distillers in the first batch which also includes Irish Distillers, Teeling, Terra Spirits and Liqueurs, Slane Distillery, Boann Distillery, and Great Northern Distillery, all based in the Republic of Ireland.
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