Glengoyne Scotch Whisky has moved to 100 % recyclable packaging and is now available widely across Australia.
“We are excited to unveil our new sustainable packaging as part of our long-standing commitment to the preservation of the environment,” said Martin Howey, Glengoyne business development director. “We were the first Scottish distillery to adopt a wetlands facility for our liquid waste (home to 14,500 plants and abundant wildlife including two beehives) and we have been powered by renewable wind energy since 2019, earning us the reputation of Scotland’s greenest distillery.”
All of the new packaging materials have been sourced locally, close to the distillery to reduce carbon footprint (apart from corks and capsules which currently come from Europe). The 10, 12, Legacy Series and Cask Strength packaging is 100% recyclable. Each carved wooden gift box containing Glengoyne 25 and 30 Year-Old Whiskies has been carefully made to facilitate second usage. All plastic, metal and magnets have been removed and each box features personalisable plaques, peelable labels and removable inners to allow it to be re-used and re-purposed.
Glengoyne has won many awards since introducing the new packaging and has been recognised as an industry leader for its achievements in sustainability.
“This is a project two years in the making and we are very proud to be the first Whisky producer to introduce a 100% recyclable and reusable packaging solution as part of our long-standing commitment to sustainability and the future,” said Howey.
“As a family-owned business, we have the luxury of time on our side to enable us to be true to our craft, ensuring that each drop of Glengoyne is naturally distilled and delivers exceptional, artisanal taste down to the last drop.”
Glengoyne’s custom-made oak casks are the longest to prepare in the industry, each prepared for six years before the whisky is transferred to them, giving Glengoyne its renowned fruity, complex flavour. Glengoyne Whisky is unpeated and uses air-dried barley instead, producing delicious sweet and fruity notes, delivering an elegant and subtle flavour and a long smooth finish.
Glengoyne range is extensive and includes 10, 12, 21, 25 and 30 Year-Olds, plus the highly awarded special releases including Cask Strength and Legacy Series.
Glengoyne sustainability awards
Best Green Packaging Design: Spirits 2020 – Winner
The Spirits Business Distillery Masters 2019 – Masters
The Amorium Sustainability Award: Spirits 2019 – Commendation
The Amorium Sustainability Award: Spirits 2017 – Winner
Green Company of the Year 2016 – Commendation
The Amorium Sustainability Award: Spirits 2016 – Commendation
Glengoyne Scotch Whisky is available through Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores.
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