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Complete stainless-steel engineering for the distillery industry

The number of people visiting brewery and distillery visitor centres increased by 7.2%, from 2.6 million in 2017 to 2.8 million in 2018 according to new figures from the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland. From just four distilleries in 2013, Ireland boasted 25 distilleries in operation as of June 2019. As consumer interest in locally brewed and distilled beverages continues to rise, demand can often exceed supply, resulting in many brewers and distillers seeking to expand and increase production.

A complete distilling solution that incorporates the latest technological innovations.

Spectac International is the only company in Ireland to provide a complete system solution for industrial distilleries wanting a productive and efficient end-to-end solution. With such a system our customers no longer need to deal with multiple suppliers and manage third parties, making it a commercially viable and cost-effective option for them. The solution incorporates the latest technological innovations with continuous support from our engineering team throughout the whole process, from planning to implementation right through to production.

Our complete solutions are defined on a bespoke basis to meet each of our customers unique requirements and are manufactured through an “excellence in engineering” approach.

“We have completed a number of process engineering projects with Spectac International as our main mechanical contractor. Spectac International has always shown a professional and prompt service and has shown great flexibility in order to achieve deadlines. Spectac is our no.1 choice for all our distilling needs.”

Project Manager – Cooley Distillery

Spectac International’s step by step approach

With a commitment to delivering projects to the highest of standards and on time, we have developed a step by step approach for complete distillery solutions :

  1. Planning and design
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Mechanical and electrical
  4. PLC software
  5. Install and Commissioning
  6. Bespoke Annual Maintenance Agreement

This 6-step approach coupled with our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to design, build and install state-of-the-art stainless-steel vessels in complete unison with bespoke distilling processes.

Turnkey projects delivered by Spectac International

Teeling Whiskey

For Teelings Whiskey we delivered the complete distillery system which included; stainless steel tank, process pipework, PLC controls, installation, erection and commissioning.

Pearse Lyons Distillery

For Pearse Lyons Distillery we delivered a complete refurb of existing pot stills, and the full planning/design, manufacturing. Mechanical and electrical install, PLC and install and commission for their boutique Distillery and Brewery.

bushmills whiskey

For Bushmills we automated a new VAT house using PLC controls and manufactured valve block systems, related pipework as well as various volumes of distillation tanks.

Read more of distilling case studies here.


Stainless-steel vessels for the distilling industry

For over 30 years Spectac International have been market leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of stainless-steel tanks and vessels for the distilling industry. We provide a full range of tanks and vessels, such as:

  • Blending Vessel
  • Clean-In-Place Vessels
  • Distilling Vessels
  • Fermenters
  • Holding Tanks
  • Lauter Tun
  • Low Wine & Feint Receivers
  • Mash Tun
  • Pot Still
  • Process Vessels
  • Spirit Receivers
  • Complete Solutions

Why is stainless-steel used in the distilling industry?

The alcohol industry is one of the largest worldwide. The majority of the equipment in the industry you will find is made from stainless steel. As one of the most important industries in numerous economies it is critical that the equipment is of the highest standard. There are several reasons why stainless-steel is the right choice:

  • It is easy to clean and maintain.
  • The equipment doesn’t leak.
  • Its sheer strength.
  • It is an environmentally friendly material.
  • It has a long-life cycle.

You may have a requirement for a complete distillery system or perhaps you require new components – as a leading manufacturing of comprehensive distilleries, as well as a fabricator of stainless-steel components, we’d be delighted to talk through your needs and discuss the best options.

Contact Us Today To Find Out More About How We Can Help.

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