Sourcing Water from the Majestic River Spey
Fusing traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art engineering, our home allows us to achieve exceptional water and energy efficiency rates and receive a rating of ‘Excellent’ from SEPA for our water management systems.
The water we use to cool the stills during the distillation process is sourced directly from the majestic River Spey, an area designated at the highest level as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI). This cooling water used in our distillation is returned in full, with the exception of only a small amount of evaporation, via our own Biological Water Treatment system.
As such, there is no single element of our operation that we take more seriously than our commitment to exceptional water quality, efficiency and management. Water used to distil our new make spirit is sourced from natural spring water boreholes on the banks of The Spey. This water not only brings something special to our whisky, it also brings life to our Estate – so we’re careful to only use what we need.
All of our water operations are strictly licensed by SEPA and we are committed to maintaining the current ‘Excellent’ rating, which we hold via their Compliance Assessment Scheme.