The Spirits Business

Tequila Cazadores Cuts Carbon Footprint

by Melita Kiely

Bacardi-owned Tequila Cazadores has ditched fossil fuels and is now using discarded products made during production to generate energy through its new biomass boiler.

Located in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, the distillery’s new biomass boiler uses discarded parts of agave plants to power the site, making Cazadores 100% biomass-fuelled.

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John Dewar & Sons Powers Scottish Homes

John Dewar & Sons is upholding its commitment to sustainability with a new Speyside facility that produces enough heat and power for thousands of Scottish homes.

by Amy Hopkins

Rothes CoRDe, part-owned by The Combination of Rothes Distillers, is a facility that generates enough energy to power communities of neighbouring distilleries.

“A number of whisky companies are part of an industry consortium looking at sustainable ways of processing by-products from our distilleries,” said Iain Lochhead, operations director for John Dewar & Sons Ltd., part of the Bacardi group of companies. “We believe we are doing our part in protecting the environment in Scotland.

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