Now a startup from Dundee in Scotland is creating furniture from the waste materials from whisky, beer and gin distillation.
Grain leftovers and other botanicals such as juniper berries, orange peel and cinnamon are collected and dried immediately after the mashing process.
They are then subjected to heat and formed under high pressure before being cut to size.
The result is a durable material for tables, chairs and stools, the appearance of which varies according to the grain or botanicals used.
A change of owner, meanwhile, can give furniture a new lease of life.
Kombucha-derived wood substitute, anyone? Cheers.