The Rockland Distillery wholeheartedly believes in being green, taking many measures to reduce its carbon footprint. We are proud to be one of the first green distilleries with a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Any waste left over from the distillation process, for example, is biodegraded without the need for electricity-draining machinery. It’s gently cooled, fed first to anaerobic digesters, then aerobically digested by natural bacteria in the estate ponds.
We recycle wherever possible, and often in imaginative ways – harvesting the ponds’ mineral-rich water hyacinth plants and using them as tree fertilizer, or capturing biogas and using it as substitute fuel to fire our boilers.
We purposefully grow our own Halmilla trees, which, when old enough, will be harvested to make Ceylon Arrack casks, therefore contributing to the prevention of the logging of natural forests.
We are also passionate about wildlife, especially our native elephants, contributing to the conservation of wildlife in Sri Lanka with every single bottle of Ceylon Arrack sold.