Asia Pacific

Providing brewing and distilling projects across Asia Pacific region

Helping Oceania brewers diversify into spirits, and China with international spirits.

30 million

Litres of pure alcohol, largest grain whisky distillery delivered in APAC region

20,000 litres

Largest McMillan Coppersmiths whisky pot still supplied to APAC region

3 million

Litres of pure alcohol, largest malt whisky distillery delivered in APAC region

Briggs of Burton is a global leader in the design and installation of brewing and distilling equipment. We have successfully delivered projects in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and China, working with both large-scale and craft producers.

installation of brewing and distilling equipment

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Our major achievements across this region include:

  • Building state-of-the-art breweries for major clients in Australia. 
  • Expanding the capabilities of our existing customers by supplying them with our innovative BrewStillery™ system, which allows them to produce spirits with their brewing equipment. 
  • Exporting high-quality copper pot stills from our subsidiary McMillan Coppersmiths to various brewers and distillers in Australia and New Zealand, who are creating premium whiskies and other spirits. 
  • Supporting the growth of the Chinese whisky market by providing distillation solutions and consultancy to local producers who want to compete in the international arena. 
  • We are proud of our long history and reputation in the brewing and distilling industry, and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers with excellence and innovation. 


Australian Coppersmithing

A focus on Baijiu

Baijiu, the traditional Chinese spirit, holds a prominent place in Chinese culture and history.

Baijiu the traditional Chinese spirit

Celebrated for its unique and distinctive taste, Baijiu is a distilled liquor traditionally crafted in China from ingredients such as sorghum, rice, wheat, and other grains. Baijiu has played an integral role in Chinese culture, symbolising social gatherings, celebrations, and business rituals through the cherished act of toasting. With its high alcohol content and a flavour profile that ranges from sweet to strong and pungent, Baijiu stands apart from other spirits in the global market.

Drawing from our extensive experience and expertise gained in spirit-producing regions like Scotland and Ireland, Briggs of Burton, in partnership with McMillan Coppersmiths, is dedicated to assisting Chinese distilleries in embracing the international spirits market. We empower these distilleries to venture into the production of Chinese Whisky, Vodka, Gin, and a diverse array of spirit types. As these distilleries seek to adapt their traditional Baijiu production methods to create internationally appealing spirits, our guidance and support are the keys to their success. With our assistance, they can craft spirits that not only honour their heritage but also cater to the evolving tastes and preferences of a global audience.

While Baijiu has historically dominated the Chinese alcohol market, a notable shift has occurred in recent years. China’s thriving economy and expanding middle class have ignited a growing interest in international spirits, particularly whisky. Whisky has garnered popularity among the younger, urbanised population, symbolising sophistication and global allure. This surge in whisky consumption is driven by a desire to explore different cultures and lifestyles, fuelled by the influence of Western media and marketing. As China’s thirst for international spirits continues to grow, the future of whisky in the country appears promising, offering exciting opportunities for the global spirits industry.

Featured project

Turnkey Malt and Grain Distillery in China

Turnkey Malt and Grain Distillery in China

Briggs of Burton as part of CETP have worked closely with Briggs Asia and ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA Asia Co., Ltd . to deliver this EPC/Turnkey project in Qionglai in the Province […]

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