Consumers want to be told that the products they’re purchasing and enjoying are better for the world at large. Here are some distilleries that actually are making a difference.
Grain, water, yeast—and CO₂? On average, crafting a single 750-milliliter bottle of liquor results in some 6.5 pounds of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere, equivalent to burning a third of a gallon of gasoline, a recent report from the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable concluded. As with other industries, consumers are demanding better, and whiskey makers are clamoring to claim at least some commitment to the cause.