Alcohol and driving do not mix. Do not drink and drive. Now that that is out of the way — it turns out the Nissan Leaf is helping you to drink a better Scotch. In their quest to make a better Scotch, the Bruichladdich Distillery has gone green.
The Bruichladdich Distillery, which has been in operation since 1881 on the Isle of Islay in the UK, has gone to great lengths to “go green.” This includes sourcing local barely, utilizing waste biomass to power their facility, and running many of the same machines from the distillery’s founding. The managing director, Mark Reynier, drives a Nissan leaf around the the 239 sq.-mile island, extolling on the virtues of a car that runs on just electricity. In remote places like the Isle of Islay, getting oil can be difficult. But n
When the winter storms cause power outages or block ferry travel to the island, the Leaf doubles as a power source thanks to its lithium-ion battery. That power can go to home, or to make a hot toddy as shown in the video. Bruichladdich has even made a special Leaf edition organic Scotch seen in the picture above.
The Nissan Leaf, helping make whiskey better. Gotta love that.
Andrew Meggison was born in the state of Maine and educated in Massachusetts. Andrew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Relations from Clark University and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Northeastern University. Being an Eagle Scout, Andrew has a passion for all things environmental. In his free time Andrew enjoys writing, exploring the great outdoors, a good film, and a creative cocktail. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @AndrewMeggison