UK opens £10 million fund for Scotch Whisky distilleries
Topics: SCOTCH WHISKY
Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, announced the opening of the £10 million fund, which is being made available to kick-start green innovation across Scotland’s iconic distillery industry.
The move gives backing to distilleries across the UK to harness energy sources such as low-carbon hydrogen, biomass and repurposed waste to power their operations.
Currently, there are 133 malt and grain distilleries operating in Scotland making up nearly half of all distilleries in the UK.
The government funding will help them produce their world-famous wares while contributing to taking pollution equivalent to emissions from 100,000 cars out of the atmosphere. ■