Ecofriendly distillery announced for China


Thursday, 04 November, 2021

Ecofriendly distillery announced for China

Diageo, one of the largest producers of spirits in the world, has announced that it will be building a new distillery in China, where the company’s first China-origin single malt whisky will be produced.

The operation is set to cost $75 million to build and construction is slated to start sometime in early 2022, with no specific date announced for its completion. The site of the distillery is located in Eryuan County, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, and was selected for its climate and access to a large source of natural spring water.

The distillery is built with sustainability in mind and Diageo is using its ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’ action plan as a means of guiding the use of sustainable technology. This will result in a distillery that is carbon neutral, has a zero-waste policy and will recycle all the water that is used. The action plan is part of Diageo’s goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

The factory will also feature an interactive visitor centre for tourists and whisky enthusiasts, integrating local cultural elements and elements of the region’s landscape.

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