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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 that the still is quite small compared to the rest of the components. It pales in comparison to the size of the fermenters, for example.