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The Macallan Distillery


First announced in 2012 and following a 3½ year build, the Edrington Group opened its £140 million Macallan Distillery and Visitor Centre in June 2018.

Based on the banks of the River Spey in Moray, the new distillery is expected to increase production of The Macallan, the world’s most popular single malt whisky by value, by a third.


Instrumentation Package

Having been awarded the complete instrumentation package, JWF worked closely alongside Grants (Dufftown) Ltd throughout, from initial planning through to onsite commissioning, to satisfy the customer’s unique demands.

In the end, more than 500 individual instruments were supplied delivering various measurement technologies from global manufacturer partners including ABB, WIKA and VEGA.

(Pictured – ABB Swirl flow meters)

Level Instrumentation

 JWF worked with VEGA to supply industry standard radar technology and safety level switches

(Pictured – VEGA level radars installed into copper stills)



Flow Meters

Process conditions demanded JWF use various flow measurement technologies including Coriolis, Vortex, Electromagnetic and the unique Swirl flowmeters.

(Pictured – ABB Coriolis flow meter installed at the filling station)



Pressure Gauges

Partnered with JWF since 1972, WIKA are the number 1 global supplier of both pressure gauges and temperature sensors.

(Pictured – WIKA pressure gauge at the filling station)




JWF continue to provide Macallan with training, technical support and commissioning assistance and are proud to have played our part in this awe inspiring and now award winning project.



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