Paxman Invests in Organic Scotch - JPHA

Paxman Invests in Organic Scotch

, by James Pham, 1 min reading time

Jeremy Paxman has invested in Nc’nean Distillery, a “green” Scotch producer in the West Highlands. 

The company uses renewables to create whisky from organically grown barley. Bottled in recycled glass, over 99% of the waste created by the distilling process is reused by a nearby farm. 

Paxman, 71, said: “I have enjoyed a dram for more years than I care to remember. When the opportunity came along to get involved with a Scotch that is made while taking care of the environment, I was keen to get involved. How often can you say that your pleasure causes no harm to anyone else?”


Source: The Independent


Courtesy: Nc'nean

Source: Nc'Nean

Nc’nean positions itself as “an independent, organic whisky distillery that exists to create experimental spirits and pioneer sustainable production”. The company are a certified B Corp, holding a score of 135.6 - the ‘ordinary business’ currently sits at 50.9. 

Mr Paxman is not alone, with investment rising in organic whisky not only in Scotland but across the globe. For example, in Denmark, the value of organic alcoholic beverages exported increased 129.60% from the year 2013 to 2017 (Statistics Denmark via Mordor Intelligence) and is showing no signs of relenting. This shows us that it’s not a new fad, but a consistent trend with a decades worth of data supporting it. 

You can view our previous article on the benefits of organic whisky here. 

Closing thought

As Scotland moves towards Net Zero, we can expect more and more organic Scotch brands to pop up and continue to rise in popularity.








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