12 Aug '11, 3pm

Distiller Powers Nissan Leaf on Whiskey

Worried about rising fuel costs? Spare a thought for Scotland, where things seem to have got so bad that one business has resorted to powering a using single malt whiskey. Sort of… The 130-year old Bruichladdich whisky distillery has established a system to generate electricity using waste products from the distilling process. Business owner Mark Reynier started using the anaerobic digestion earlier this year. Now he has take delivery of a Nissan Leaf electric car, which Reynier powers up at the distillery. In celebration, the Hebridean whiskey maker has produced a limited run of a bespoke organic whisky appropriately called LEAF. The label even features a drawing of the car. “We are not eco-warriors but we wanted to see how we could do our part,” Reynier said. “Most schemes along these lines are hare-brained and have little commercial merit, but this one does. Though the ...

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