Tullamore Distillery – leading the way in sustainability

January 01, 2021

Tullamore Distillery at Clonminch on the outskirts of the town is the new home of Tullamore D.E.W. William Grant & Sons invested over €100 million in developing the grain-to-glass production campus which encompasses distilling, maturation, blending and bottling; and represents the largest new distillery development of the past decade. Being a modern distilling greenfield site allowed excellent planning along with state of art equipment to be at the heart of the Tullamore Distillery, with a capability of achieving high efficiencies in terms of yield and energy usage. Key sustainability features of the distillery and site include:

  • 5,000 trees planted on their unique peat bog site
  • Creation of a bee corridor to encourage biodiversity
  • Use of organic condensate as pre-heater for boiler water top-up
  • A closed loop sealing water system which save tens of millions of litres of water per year
  • Cascade-design using gravity applied to the mill-house to reduce mechanical handling
  • Syrup & draff provided for animal feed
  • Reverse osmosis retentate recovered for washing duties and not disposed via water drainage system
  • Economisers used on the flue gas outlets to pre-heat feed water to the boilers
  • Coarse filtration of river water prior to mashing, with no chemical treatment