Effective Water Management

30 May 2012

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Distillers take stewardship of the water environment seriously. We need pristine water supplies to make whisky. Our focus is on consistent supply of good quality water, obtained without detriment to other users. Used water must be safely returned to the environment. Water is a valuable resource, and we are committed to using it efficiently. 

Copper stills are essential to whisky, uniquely influencing the spirit's character. Above certain levels, however, copper may be harmful to aquatic animals and plants. The industry works hard to minimise copper presence in discharges and it is essential to maintain that commitment.