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Our Sustainability Commitment

Midleton Very Rare - Our Sustainability Commitment

Last year, Irish Distillers announced plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026 using break-through emissions reducing technology. The €50M investments represents the largest by an Irish distillery to date in pursuit of this ambition and puts Midleton Distillery on track to become Ireland’s first and largest carbon neutral distillery.

Since 2010, Irish Distillers has invested over €100 million to improve operational efficiency at the distillery, which has already resulted in a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption and 47 per cent reduction in C02 emissions per litre of alcohol produced over the last 12 years. 

Midleton Distillery was also named Sustainable Distillery of the Year at the 2022 ICONS of Whiskey.

The New Recyclable Midleton Very Rare 2023 Cabinet

Midleton Very Rare 2023, will come in a new, high quality recyclable collector’s box, which replaces the wooden box previously used.

Sustainable Cabinet

*Reduced fossil fuel emissions by 53% compared to previous packaging.

*Reduced green-house gas emissions by 55.9% compared to previous packaging.

MVR 2023 Serve

*Reduced water usage by 39.5% across the production life cycle in comparison to the previous wooden packaging.

* FSC – Certified by the Forest Steward Council as 100% recyclable in Ireland and markets where recycling facilities are available