Case Studies

Scottish Malt Distillery Mashing plant



Pernod Ricard – Chivas Bros.


Distilled Spirits


Market leading mashing plant across the Group

Scottish Malt Distillery Mashing plant

Briggs of Burton designed, built and installed a new full lauter tun as part of The Glenlivet’s Phase I expansion and capacity upgrade. The Glenlivet’s requirements for a new mashing plant were that it needed to achieve a high quality wort (clear) with a turnaround time.

The Glenlivet distillery is located in the Cairngorms National Park and  “remains the benchmark that all other Speyside single malts are measured against”. Water is drawn from Josie’s Well, a source of hard mineral water, that enables complex aromas to develop during the distillation process. In the still house lantern-shaped stills give the spirit its outstanding balance and strong character.

Distillery Equipment

  • Briggs VSD controlled 500 mm Steeles Masher
  • Briggs 9.5 m diameter Full Distillery Lauter tun capable of 12.1 Te Malt Charge and rapid batch turnaround time (TAT) at 3.3 hours
  • Briggs Draff Dump tank and draff discharger.
  • Wort run-off system with mass flow / gravity and haze meters.
  • Wort cooling system
  • In-line equipment and pipework
  • Electrical and process control
  • Mashing Plant Automation and Control on Rockwell ControLogix, integrated into existing RSView 32 SCADA, including grist and water feed, wort cooling and draff transfer

Distillery Engineering

  • Process Design Calculations
  • Equipment Sizing
  • Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Plant Utilisation Chart
  • User Requirement Specification (URS)
  • Functional Design Specification (FDS)
  • Automation and Control
  • Software Writing
  • Installation and Commissioning