All eyes on the future
Whisky and partnerships are only half the story. Sustainability is also close to our hearts, and our team have been looking into how we can meet our climate commitments and continue crafting fine whisky well into the future.
To that end, we’ve committed to the SWA Climate Agreement, and are working to install a new mash tun that will dramatically reduce our water usage and CO2 emissions during the distillation process.
And that’s not all. We’ve also been investigating ways to recover heat from our production, and have appointed an environmental ambassador who helps our team improve sustainability across the business - from distillation to marketing and beyond. Because we know how important the environment is - both to our customers and our colleagues.
Of course, our colleagues are the heart of our business, and we know how vital it is that they’re nurtured and developed throughout their careers. So during the furlough period, we organised online training for everyone, and kept in touch to make sure our team were informed about the direction of the business, that morale was high and - most importantly - that we were looking after their mental wellbeing. Because we’re nothing without them.
Investing in our people is important, and we haven’t stopped at training and conversations. We’ve also undertaken successful promotions through our mentoring programme and new digital training platforms, and are recruiting apprenticeships across the business to keep new talent and ideas flowing.
We’ve not neglected our customers either. We know that enjoying whisky is an experience made for sharing with your nearest and dearest, and we want to elevate The Glenturret Distillery into a must-visit attraction. So we launched The Glenturret Lalique Boutique - the first of its kind in Scotland - and The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant - an exceptional gastronomic experience - in July.
Winning Distiller of the Year has really cemented our reputation as even more than an excellent distiller of fine whiskies; it celebrates the distillery and our talented team as a whole.