Carbondale, CO (May 2, 2017) – Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn was named as a 2017 Green Hotelier Award Winner and the only North American property to be recognized.

A sustainable luxury inn, distillery & tasting room nestled at the base of the Elk Mountains of Colorado, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn was Highly Commended for 2017 in the Americas. “We really loved your ethos and commitment to sustainability and community and you were a very close second to our winner,” said Siobhan O’Neill, Editor of Green Hotelier

The Green Hotelier awards received a record number of applicants from around the world this year and properties were judged on their efforts to reduce energy and water consumption, their waste output, their roles as responsible businesses to their employees and in the local community, as well as looking at how they communicate their sustainable and responsible ethos to guests.

The Green Hotelier Award comes on the heels a Master’s Medal in Green Initiatives, the highest award allotted, from The Global Spirits Masters series. Produced by UK-based The Spirits Business, which has long celebrated the international spirits industry, they created the Global Distillery Masters to celebrate the achievements and innovations of the distilleries themselves, beyond their spirits. “This is an example of what you should be doing” said Judge David T. Smith, Founder of the Craft Distilling Expo. Smith went on the say “they (Marble Distilling Co.) have the additional challenge of having a hotel as well. I think it’s great that they are zero-waste.” Judge Nicholas Clark Director General of The Gin Guild remarked that “The figures for water savings are astonishing.”

“We are honored to receive these prestigious awards, and that people are beginning to realize that you can embrace sustainable business practices and systems to create unique offerings,” said Co-Founder & Head Distiller Connie Baker. “Not only do we distil first-rate spirits and provide guests with a unique luxury travel experience, we are saving 4.1 million gallons of water annually and recapturing enough energy annually to power 20 homes.”

Drink Sustainably

Marble Distilling Co. is a pioneer of sustainable distilling and is one of the only (if not the only) zero-waste distillery in the world. Our motto “Drink Sustainably” is the core of our business. MDC recaptures 100% of its process water & reuses energy harvested from the distillation process to heat its facility, saving more than 4 million gallons of water annually & capturing for reuse, enough energy to heat 20 homes. All grains are sourced locally & all stillage from MDC’s distillery is sent to local Carbondale ranchers. MDC – Saving the planet one bottle at a time!

About Marble Distilling Co. and The Distillery Inn

Located in the heart of Carbondale, Colorado’s Creative District, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn is a family & friends owned craft spirits distillery, tasting room and luxury inn. The only distiller in the world to use the world-famous marble stone as a filtering agent, MDC currently offers four spirits – Marble Vodka, Moonlight EXpresso, Gingercello & Gingercello Reserve (Whiskey & Bourbon for future release). The Distillery Inn is the first and only inn in the world to be housed within an operational distillery – guests can “Sleep with the Stills”. The Distillery Inn offers luxury accommodation, with five sophisticated, contemporary rooms. For more information or to make a reservation call (970) 963-7008 or visit