Whisky Power: Electricity of the Future?


I’ve always maintained that whisky is good for mankind. ((Also known as whiskey in the US.)) It can not only soothe frazzled nerves, but it can also be used to disinfect wounds. Whisky can be used for cooking as well. I am sure you can add so much more to the uses of whisky, but try to beat this: it seems that whisky just might help with generating electrical power!

Scotland is known for many things, but whisky is perhaps the number one thing that we think of when this country is mentioned. Now, the very same whisky that has helped put Scotland in the map is now going to power the country – electrically speaking. ((Source: The Guardian))

Basically, the process will utilize the grains – called draff – that are used in making whisky. This draff, which is useless to whisky makers, will be gathered by a heat and power plant. The draff will be combined with woodchips and burned to produce enough electricity to give power to 9,000 homes. For something that is practically useless, that is something!

While people all over the world pay good money to enjoy a bottle of Scottish whisky, the residents of the areas where the spirit is made enjoy the result of bioenergy. Now if only the rest of the world would produce as much whisky as Scotland, then everyone would be better off – in terms of power and thirst.

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