Scottish Malt Distillery Expansion
Scope: Overall process design and expansion of existing Scottish Malt Distillery
The Singleton of Glen Ord is made in the northern highlands from barley grown on the Black Isle and water from the White Burn. Increased demand from the Asia-Pacific region required a substantial increase in production from the 19th Century Glen Ord distillery.
Briggs of Burton worked with Diageo’s engineering team to support the establishment of a new mash house, tun room and still house with eight new pot stills. Briggs of Burton’s distilling team also introduced Thermal Vapour Recompression (TVR) and Energy Store systems to the new and existing still houses. The expansion project also included the associated utilities and services including the boiler house, control room and supporting process tanks all required upgrading.
Briggs of Burton helped Diageo double the overall production to approximately 10 million litres of spirit a year and in achieving ‘Best in Group’ on water and energy Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) at the distillery.