Image(s) of the Day: Belgrove Distillery, Kempton, Tasmania, Australia

Since today is Earth Day, we thought it would be appropriate to include a shot of the man behind Tasmania’s Belgrove Distillery, Peter Bignell. Belgrove, best known for its rye, is what Bignell calls not a carbon-neutral distillery, but a carbon-negative one. Bignell fuels the completely grain-to-grass operation with biodiesel derived from used cooking oil. In the top photo, Bignell shows off his home-made still, which the biodiesel powers. Below is a look at the idyllic farm on which the distillery is situated. The fields produce the grain for Belgrove’s spirits.

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

Photos: Jeff Cioletti


About Jeff Cioletti

I’m Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe marries my two greatest passions: fine drink and travel. The search for the former usually drives the latter. I'm the author of The Drinkable Globe, Beer FAQ and The Year of Drinking Adventurously. I'm the former editor-in-chief of Beverage World magazine and a regular contributor to publications such as SevenFifty Daily, Beverage Media, Artisan Spirit, Draft Magazine, FSR, All About Beer Magazine and BevNet. I’ve been interviewed on beverage-related topics for CNN, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, Canada's ROB TV, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Advertising Age, WCBS-TV and several other media outlets. Beyond the journalism gig, I’m also a filmmaker; I wrote, produced and co-directed the feature film, “Beerituality,” a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available on at and can be streamed and downloaded at

Posted on April 22, 2015, in Drinkable Image, whisky/whiskey. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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