Distillation is used to derive pure alcohol from cane sugar, fruit, grain, whey, vegetables or other raw materials that contain fermentable sugars. Various products can be produced using a basic pot still or column still, such as Vodka, Gin, Grappa, Fruit liqueurs, Whisky, Absinthe, Tequila, Rum (dark and white) Tsiporo, Calvados and other neutral spirits that can be infused with an abundance of botanicals to reach a desired flavour.

Different still types are used for different spirit production and the method of distillation can impact the flavour profile of the end product considerably.

Distilling Services We Offer

Here at BB&C we offer many services for the distillation industry and are available to help you build a strong business case to seek investors for you project. Alternatively you may have the funds to embark on such a venture and require strong technical and proven skills in establishing the distillery production area. Either way BB&C come prepared with the experience and industry knowledge to provide you with the skills necessary to turn those ideas into a reality.

Some of the services that BB&C include but are not limited to:

Distillery Equipment

There are many types of distillation equipment available from traditional pot stills made of copper to highly automated column stills that focus on throughput. Each has their function and each is very specific at creating the flavour and aroma profile required for your end product.

Types Of Distillation Equipment:

Traditional Pot Still can come in as small as 50L to 6000L batch capacity and are traditionally used for more aromatic spirits such as Gins, Grappa, Fruit Liquers and Whisky. These systems are usually electrically heated and allow for a more artisan approach to distillation. Copper features heavily in these designs and come with an array of heads to exaggerate the flavour retention required for the product.

Tall column stills tend to be very tall (15m in some cases) and are designed for throughput. Automation along with steam heating is featured heavily in these types of stills along with a full stainless construction for consistency and longevity. Many of the worlds Vodkas, Tequilas, Absinthes and Rums are produced on column stills.

Peripheral Equipment

Peripheral equipment required to support a distillation manufacturing plant include but not limited to:

  • Malt milling equipment
  • Mashing equipment
  • Lautering equipment
  • Fermentation vessels
  • Spirit holding tanks
  • Spirit safes
  • Highly durable pumps
  • Carbon filtration systems
  • Blending tanks
  • Specialised aseptic bottling & packaging equipment

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