NEW SCOTCH: We have a fantastic, rare new whisky in stock. Ever heard of Garnheath Distillery? Probably not. Only producing whisky for 21 years between 1865 to 1986 before being demolished in 1988, whisky from this Lost Scottish Distillery is very hard to come by. Our friends at Independent bottling company Morrison & MacKay have released a very limited 41 year single grain bottling and we LOVE it. We had a wee taste and you can read our blog here: https://www.thewhiskybarrel.co.uk/blog/post/tasting-garnheath This one is rather special! RT @malthound: Bowmore 25 Year Old Burns Malt at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky... http://t.co/chNirMHCwA @WhiskyBarrel http://t.co/2NoG…

Environmental Policy

TheWhiskyBarrel.com Environmental Policy

The Whisky Barrel online whisky shop is one of Scotland’s leading retailers of Scotch & World Whiskies. Scotland is at the forefront of international environmental enterprise. With this, the company and its staff are committed to minimising the environmental impact of their procedures.

As an e-commerce enterprise The Whisky Barrel have a specific priority in ensuring materials used in packaging, which is the company’s main function, are kept to a minimum or zero waste level. This also ensures that shipment weight is minimised reducing the consignment CO2 footprint.

The company frequently reviews its processes to ensure a minimum standard of environmental management is upheld and maintain strict standards similar to the Scotch Whiskey industry.

All products are packaged in a manner that ensures safe and secure shipping to the consumer with minimum waste. In order to achieve minimum or zero packaging waste, the company persue the following procedures:

> Our commitment to consignment packaging: 100% Reuse or Recycle

> Where appropriate, incoming supplier packaging is reused to transit customer orders. Packaging which is deemed non-wholly reusable is shredded and reused as filling materials.

> The Whisky Barrel sources local, Scottish suppliers wherever feasible reducing the companies CO2 footprint.

> Where any packaging materials are not fit for purpose at all, we ensure they are sent to a authorized recycling facility.

> The Whisky Barrel is committed to reducing the use of plastic packaging to a minimum, where plastics are used these are biodegradables.

> All staff are encouraged to use sustainable means of transport including public transport.

> The firms distribution warehouse and offices meet all requirements for energy efficiency, including heat retention and heat loss.

> All staff are encouraged to follow basic sustainable practices within the work place, such as the use of lights and water.