Gallery: IS IT GREEN?: Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey


These days it’s important to consider the environmental impact of our actions when we buy certain things – gasoline, for example. There will come a time when people realize that everything we consume has an environmental impact, but for now, certain goods fly under the radar. Who knew, for example, that Maker’s Mark is blazing the trail for ecologically friendly distilleries? We caught up with Master Distiller Kevin Smith to get the scoop on the company’s sustainable initiatives.

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  1. Michael Chandler December 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Actually we did a comparison of the embodied energy content (and by extension global warming content) of various alcoholic beverages and concluded that locally produced distilled beverages in glass bottles were the least damaging to the planet if not to the imbiber.
    (Not my site, just a link to an article I co-wrote w/ some friends)

    A similar comparison of global warming impact of meat led to the conclusion that local, free range, pork or lamb were the least damaging to the planet.
    (Again, not my site, just a link to an article I co-wrote w/ some friends)

  2. caligirl March 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    that’s all well and fine, but what about the bottle? i want to be able to recycle the glass, but will i be able to with that thick ring of wax around the top???

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  4. rosepetal September 6, 2009 at 12:31 am

    How does your Makers Mark Bourbon get its color and what gives it distinct flavor?

  5. biofriendlyblog January 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Great post – thanks very much for that. It’s great to hear about all the actions they are taking to create the least harm to the environment. I’m also glad to know some companies not only have things like this on their minds, but are actually putting it into action too.

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