De-Carbonising InchDairnie Distillery
“When the distillery was designed, low energy technologies were designed in from the very beginning, reflecting the age we live in. We adopted three strategies, reduce, recycle, and reuse. We used equipment that did not need as much energy as older technologies, we designed the stills so they recycle much of their own energy and we designed the mashing plant to reuse energy from one of the wash still condensers. The office underfloor heating is from the same source. Despite this, we still needed a primary heat source, natural gas burning in our steam boiler.
The UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) asked for proposals to study the use of alternative fuels. This was a competition and only the best proposals would receive funding for the feasibility study. InchDairnie along with ARUP submitted a successful proposal.
The feasibility study will look at what is needed to convert the distillery from natural gas as the principle heat source to burning hydrogen. The hydrogen sources studied will be hydrogen produced at the distillery by either electrolysis or by extracting the hydrogen from the methane generated at our local anaerobic digestor (AD). In addition, the study will look at using hydrogen produced elsewhere in Fife using renewable fuels which will then be taken to the distillery.
We have recently updated our carbon footprint calculation now that we are using renewable electricity and all our draff and pot ale are going to the local AD plant. When this feasibility study is completed, we will use the information to see what impact the various options will have on our carbon footprint.”
Ian Palmer, Managing Director
InchDairnie Distillery Commences ‘Pot Still’ Whisky Production and Breaks New Ground for Scotch Whisky Industry
RyeLaw is Officially Launched in Germany
“A very special, extremely successful, innovative whiskey.” Joachim Teschke
The month of July saw our Managing Director, Ian Palmer, spend two fantastic days in Hamburg and Berlin, officially launching RyeLaw in Germany.
InchDairnie attends Le Blanq’s Loch Lomond Preview at Fortnum and Mason
As part of our collaboration with LeBlanq – creators of the ultimate joyriding experience in some of the world’s most beautiful cycling and culinary destinations – RyeLaw from InchDairnie Distillery will be spotlighted at their Loch Lomond event.
RyeLaw rides along to Rioja with LeBlanq
Earlier this year, we announced our partnership with luxury cycling tour specialist, LeBlanq as their official Global Whisky Partner for 2023/24.
Fife Distillery has gone to the dark side
InchDairnie Distillery has gone to the dark side. Just for a short period.
Something’s Brewing in Distilling
Every year InchDairnie Distillery clears the calendar for up to two weeks to distil something out of the ordinary.
All Fired Up On Cask Research For RyeLaw
When we began to look at producing RyeLaw in 2016 we studied the definition of Rye Whiskey in America.
Using Heat Pumps at InchDairnie
Here at InchDairnie we are always looking for different ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
Sweden’s Whisky & Bourbon Magazine No.53
Writer and journalist Daniel Bruce paid a visit to InchDairnie, as part of his visit to distilleries across Fife.
Brewer and Distiller International: Sustainable Distilling
In the December issue of Brewer and Distiller International, published by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.