Briggs of Burton - Your One Stop Shop for Distillery Engineering and Equipment Worldwide

Are you looking for a ‘one stop’ shop for equipment and engineering to expand your existing distillery or to build a new distillery?

Briggs of Burton has been designing, engineering, and building distilleries (and breweries) across North America for over four decades. With two dedicated Sales and Engineering offices located in the ‘home of Bourbon’, Louisville, Kentucky and in upstate New York (Rochester), our in-house distilling team design and engineer energy, water, and carbon efficient distillery processes. Providing our customers, the reassurance that their distillery operations are sustainable today and in the future.

Covering Bourbon, Rum and Tequila, Briggs of Burton has worked with many of the largest distilled spirits producers in the world helping them to realize their distillery project ambitions and goals. Briggs of Burton is well positioned to provide consultancy as part of Front-End Loading / Feasibility studies through to Turnkey / Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) projects.

Briggs of Burton Engineering is headquartered in Burton on Trent where the North America teams are supported by additional engineering, automation, and manufacturing resource. The UK based team have extensive experience in delivering distillery projects in key spirit producing regions such as Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, China, and Japan. The projects and the technologies developed here flow into every project we deliver around the world, including North America and Canada.

Briggs of Burton Manufacturing facility in Burton on Trent, is responsible for building many of the world’s most famous Scotch Malt Whisky brands (The Glenlivet, Macallan, Glenfiddich and Glenmorangie) with its market leading mashing technology. Briggs of Burton also has Scottish coppersmiths, McMillan, who have over 150 year history of handcrafting traditional copper pot stills synonymous with many of the world renowned Scottish whisky brands.

From copper pot stills, condensers, and brass spirit safes, through to stainless steel and copper column distillation systems, McMillan supply copper distillation equipment to customers producing a wide range of spirits including whisky, gin, vodka, tequila, and rum. McMillan Coppersmiths and their craftsmen use their traditional coppersmithing techniques to shape and form the copper pot still bodies, necks and lyne arms adorned by many in the whisky industry. McMillan’s craftsmen take great pride in turning copper sheets into the beautiful pot stills responsible for much of the whisky produced around the world.

Contact Briggs of Burton
to Get Your Project Started

If you have a project in mind, or seek some copper distillation equipment, then please get in touch with the Briggs of Burton distilling team today either via email:, or by completing our sales enquiry form here:

Offering the Distilled Spirits Industry

  • Concept Studies / Front End Loading (FEL 1-3)
  • Detailed Design
  • Turnkey / EPC Project delivery
  • Sustainable Distillery Design
  • Energy, Water & Carbon Reduction
  • Specialist Equipment Design & Manufacture
  • Copper and Stainless-Steel Distillation Equipment
  • Project Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Functional Safety
  • Hazardous Area Design
  • Cleaning in Place (CIP)
  • Automation & Control
  • Site Installation & Supervision
  • Briggs leading stage- gate commissioning approach

Distilled Spirits Experience

  • Raw material handling & conveying
  • Mashing equipment and grain cooking
  • Market Leading Lautering Technology – Briggs Distillery Mash Tuns
  • Fermentation
  • Yeast Propagation
  • Stillhouse process design
  • Novel still heating technology
  • Copper Pot Stills / Hybrid Stills
  • Column Distillation Equipment
  • Functional Safety
  • Hazardous Area Design
  • Spirit Handling
    • Blending
    • Filling & Disgorging

Sustainable Engineering

  • ‘Distillery of the Future’ – Concept
  • Briggs Vapor Recompression Systems – High Temperature Heat Pumps (TVR / MVR)
  • Hot Water and Energy Storage System
  • CO2 and Ethanol Vapour Recovery Systems

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