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From whiskey to mushrooms


Project objectives

Canterbury Brewers & Distillers at The Foundry produce beers and spirits within the historic walls of Canterbury in Kent. The enterprise includes The Foundry, a BrewPub on-site, and they offer tours and tasting days. They have recently designed and built a system that captures the waste heat from their distillation process to heat their restaurant and bar area. With a planned move to another facility to expand their whiskey production, the team wanted to find an innovative use for the waste that will be created in the distillation process. Their grant will be used to trial the production of speciality mushrooms, using the waste grain, water, C0², and energy generated by the whiskey production. This will create a new revenue stream.

Further details
Industry partners: Canterbury Brewers and Distillery at The Foundry
Topic: Novel ingredients, Energy, Food waste
Funded by: Growing Kent & Medway
Project start date: Oct-2023
Project end date: May-2024