Carbon Neutral Midleton Distillery Plans Announced
Skip to main content

Irish Distillers Announces Plan for Carbon Neutral Midleton Distillery

Whisky distillery stills in Ireland near Midleton Distillery. Image via Jameson/ Pernod Ricard

Whisky distillery stills in Ireland near Midleton Distillery. (Image via Jameson/Pernod Ricard)

Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard’s Irish whiskey subsidiary, has announced plans to make its Midleton Distillery carbon neutral by 2026. This is a major investment, totaling €50 million ($52.3 million). The upgrade will equip the distillery with cutting-edge emissions-reducing technology. Once complete, Midleton will be Ireland’s first and largest carbon-neutral distillery.

Additionally, the company has carried out extensive research in partnership with MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy and Climate and Marine, hosted by University College Cork, to determine the biomethane potential of the by-products of distillation and design the required anaerobic digestion process necessary to produce biogas.

Commenting on the announcement, Tommy Keane, Operations Director at Irish Distillers, said: “With the climate crisis at a critical juncture, Irish Distillers is committed to reducing our environmental impact across our entire value chain and an area that we cannot ignore is how we power our distillery”

“While the technical challenges the team face in transforming our operations at Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral are considerable, we believe that with the help and support of our partners at home and across the globe, this is possible. We are committed to doing the right thing for our industry, people, and communities. Together, we can make a real impact.” Keane concluded.

Here at Whiskey Raiders, we do more than write about current events in whiskey. We are the only media property reviewing whiskeys and aggregating the scores and reviews of other significant voices in the whiskey world in one place. If you’re interested in getting a shot of whiskey in your morning email, sign up for our Daily Dram Gram!

Filed Under:

Follow Whiskey Raiders: