Friday, January 13, 2012
Esteban Ordonez from Serralles Distilleries recently sat down and talked to a group of rum journalists about how the Serrales people are reusing the steam and water as well as other by-products of rum production to help cut down on costs and offer the company new profit centers. This is a great bonus to the company while they are preserving the ecosystem.
In Panama the Varela Hermanos Distillery uses the sugar cane hulls to fire the boilers that make the steam that heats the stills, and still use oxen to pull the carts filled with the hand cut cane to the crusher.
It makes me feel good that the spirits industry as a whole is acting quite responsibly to preserve the environment around them. This is only going to help keep the spirits manufacturers in business and make the consumers feel better about their spirits. ;o)