Distilleries and breweries in Kentucky are faced with many environmental challenges and opportunities, ranging from air quality and water conservation to waste management. In addition to environmental compliance, sustainability is an ever-increasing topic of concern.
The Division of Compliance Assistance, in collaboration with the Kentucky Distillers Association, have created the Sustainable Spirits Initiative to bring members of the industry together to discuss and share their experiences about current environmental issues and aspire to shape future opportunities for this sector. The first in this series of meetings was held on Oct. 27, 2011, at Wild Turkey.
Members of the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA), Kentucky Distillers Association and others in Kentucky's distilling industry gather annually at a Sustainable Spirits Summit hosted by a distillery/brewery/winery in Kentucky. Meetings are usually held in the fall and information can be found at DCA's event page.