KJ Tait

Distillery Works

Beam Suntory

We have been engaged by Beam Suntory for the following distillery projects:


Laphroaig Distillery, Islay – new build still house, additional malt flooring and a new visitor centre which includes a new café and conference facilities/meeting rooms.


Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow – new 9MW steam boiler plant


Glen Garioch Distillery, Old Meldrum - refurbishment of the still house and control room, electrical upgrade of the production facility and new natural ventilation design.


Westthorn Maturation Warehouse, Glasgow – new build whisky maturation warehouse.

KJ Tait provided all the engineering design services for these projects to suit the distillation environment with due regard to areas being DESA explosive environments.  As part of the new gas fired still installation at the Glen Garioch Distillery, we designed a system of natural ventilation using dynamic airflow modelling to ensure that hazardous vapors are kept below HSE Guidelines.