Fast & FREE Shipping!

This blog provides information for educational purposes only. Read our complete summary for more info.

February 24, 2014
Last updated

Vintage Distillery Plans

Owner of Clawhammer Supply

Now this is a centerfold...Distillery Plans

This diagram shows the layout of what was once the world's largest distillery. It's actually an illustration of the Hiram Walker Distillery in Ontario Canada. This is not to be confused with the folks that make Johnnie Walker. Johnnie Walker is made in Scotland by the Diageo company. The Hiram Walker Distillery actually made (and still does make) Canadian Club Whiskey, how it is currently owned by Beam, Inc, and is about to be sold to the Japanese company Suntory Holdings.

The image shows huge grain holding bins, several mash tubs, and 6 giant fermenters. They use a column still with an extensive dephlegmator system (bubbling plates). One interesting aspect of this system is that the still is quite small compared to the rest of the components. It pales in comparison to the size of the fermenters.

Kyle Brown is the owner of Clawhammer Supply, a small scale distillation and brewing equipment company which he founded in 2009. His passion is teaching people about the many uses of distillation equipment as well as how to make beer at home. When he isn't brewing beer or writing about it, you can find him at his local gym or on the running trail.

  • Do you guys have a catalog that I could get for my father for the products you sell?

    Posted by Donnie Wilson on March 09, 2014

Leave a comment

Please note, the design of our website does not allow us to respond directly to blog comments. Please email us directly regarding questions about products. We don't answer questions about recipes, procedures, etc. However, feel free to leave a comment or respond to comments made by others!

Enter your email address below and we'll send you a free eBook on how to get started with brewing or distilling!