Case Studies

Scottish Malt Distillery Expansion





Distilled Spirits


Best in class malt whisky distillery featuring Thermal Vapour Recompression (TVR)

Scottish Malt Distillery Expansion

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.

Distilling Services

  • Design and engineering to double plant capacity through complete new process stream
  • Full upgrade of existing process stream
  • Design, management and integration of New Dry Goods system, Mash house, Tun room and Still house
  • Implementation of Briggs TVR System and Energy Storage System exporting to nearby Maltings
  • Recognised as the most energy efficient malt distillery in Diageo group

Briggs TVR System

  • Split condenser design for hot water recovery and flash vapour generation
  • Copper clad flash vessel
  • Externally heated stills with plate and frame heat exchanger
  • Briggs Thermal Vapour Recompression (TVR) System linked to Energy Storage tanks