Right on the heels of that booziest of holidays, we’re rolling out a photo gallery of five distilleries around the world that produce their goods—namely vodkas, whiskeys and rums—in a sustainable and eco-conscious manner. These distilleries often use a prominent byproduct, spent grain left over from the distillation process, as a source of energy to power the plant itself. Or, in the case of one of the distilleries we’ll be looking at, they give back to the community in the form of clean, sustainable energy. Other companies put their waste products to good use by returning them to the earth in the form of fertilizers, compost and livestock feed.
So check out these distilleries, which stretch from Scotland to Puerto Rico, for the next time you’re in the mood for a cocktail or a nightcap, and see how you can enjoy a quality beverage while supporting sustainable business practices. Click a picture to learn more about the distillery, its products and its green practices. Bottoms up!