ISLAY & COMMUNITY
PUTTING THE ISLAND AT THE CENTRE OF OUR APPROACH
AT THE HEART OF OUR DECISION-MAKING
Since our renaissance in 2001, Islay has been at the very heart of our decision making. We have a strong sense of responsibility to our island and the people who live here.
To us, this means spreading the economic benefit of the whisky industry into our community, whether that’s directly through our employment, or indirectly through our opportunities in farming, haulage, hospitality or construction.
Focussing on our people, our growing partners, volunteering and local projects, we will continue to develop our Islay-centricity. Indeed, our next major project will allow us to complete a proportion of annual production through an ‘all-Islay’ outfit.
The installation of on-site maltings is the final piece of the jigsaw, whereby we’ll be able to grow barley locally, then malt, distil, mature and bottle on the island.
A CONTINUOUS COMMITMENT TO PROGRESS
"As our current maltings are based in Inverness, this installation will see less haulage sent to the Scottish Mainland - immediately reducing our carbon footprint. However, our energy requirements at the distillery are predicted to rise, therefore the progress of our energy and maltings projects are very closely linked. If we are to be successful in decarbonising our production process, we must consider the energy requirements of our new maltings when we test the feasibility of alternative energy and fuel sources.
We will keep you updated on the progress of our maltings as installation unfolds. To read more about the milestones we have hit in our commitments to Islay & Community, including our other pillars of sustainability, discover our timeline."
Discover more about what sustainability truly means to us and why we have a long-term to commitment to be more sustainable in everything we do.