EDF Power Edrington’s Scottish Distilleries with Renewable Energy
Ultra premium spirits business in Edrington has signed up to a four-year deal with EDF that will see their business supplied with 100% renewable energy from October 2021. Energy Edge Consulting, Edrington’s energy advisor, worked with EDF to structure the agreement which will help Edrington meet its sustainability needs and support their ambition of being carbon neutral by 2030. This will mean that all Edrington’s Scottish distilleries, The Macallan, Highland Park and The Glenrothes, as well as their production sites including The Clyde Cooperage and Great Western Road bottling facility will be supplied with energy produced by wind turbines.
Through this agreement the entire 50GWh of power output from six wind turbines at Wardlaw Wood Wind Farm located outside Dalry, North Ayrshire, will be provided each year to Edrington distilleries - plus joint venture North British Distillery sites in Edinburgh and West Lothian.
Wardlaw Wood Wind Farm was developed, built and is operated by the Community Windpower Group.
Edrington is headquartered in Scotland and employs over 3,500 people in its wholly owned and joint venture companies, with over 70% employed overseas. We own our route to market in 15 countries and distribute our brands to more than 100 countries around the world through joint ventures and third-party agreements. Edrington owns a 50% share of North British Distillery in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Edrington’s vision is to give more by building exceptional ultra-premium spirit brands. The Macallan is central focus, supported by Highland Park and The Glenrothes in the fast-growing single malt category and Naked in the blended malt category. Its portfolio is completed with The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky and Brugal premium rum from the Dominican Republic. Edrington also has strategic partnerships with Tequila Partida and Wyoming Whiskey in the tequila and American whisky categories.