From this week, our core range single malts – Springbank 10, 12 and 15, Longrow Peated and Hazelburn 10yo – along with the Kilkerran Single Malts from our sister distillery, Glengyle, will be shipped and begin to appear on shelves without any unnecessary external packaging such as a cardboard box or tube.
We had previously announced plans to repackage our entire range in cardboard tubes but, in the wake of discussions around climate change, the environment and the COP26 event in Glasgow this year, we have decided to take a different approach.
Ranald Watson, our Director of Sales and Marketing said: “It is our intention to reduce the amount of packaging we use across our group of companies, from Springbank and Kilkerran to William Cadenhead Ltd, and that any we do use is produced and procured as sustainably as possible.
“Springbank 10, Kilkerran 12 and our other core whiskies will now appear ‘naked’, which we believe makes us amongst the first, if not the very first, distilleries to present our products in that way. We will also be reviewing our more rare and exclusive whiskies to make sure that any exterior packaging for those is sourced as locally as possible and is either from sustainable, reused, recycled or reusable materials. Due to the nature of the supply chain, we can’t make all the changes we want to immediately but we hope to implement them as soon as materials can be found and produced.” Full article here
This Kilkerran is bottled in 2021, after a maturing in Bourbon, and Sherry casks (85% vs 15%). It is bottled at a full strength of 57.7 %.