History of the Sugar House Distillery


IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY the basics of modern techniques including pre-heating and reflux were developed, particularly by the French,[15] then in 1830 a British Patent was issued to Aeneas Coffey for a whiskey distillation column,[16] which worked continuously and may be regarded as the archetype of modern petrochemical units. In 1877, Ernest Solvay was granted a U.S. Patent for a tray column for ammonia distillation[17] and the same and subsequent years saw developments of this theme for oil and spirits.


With the emergence of chemical engineering as a discipline at the end of the 19th century, scientific rather than empirical methods could be applied. The developing petroleum industry in the early 20th century provided the impetus for the development of accurate design methods such as the McCabe–Thiele method and the Fenske equation. The availability of powerful computers has also allowed direct computer simulation of distillation columns.

 

In the early 19th century the basics of modern techniques including pre-heating and reflux were developed, particularly by the French,[15] then in 1830 a British Patent was issued to Aeneas Coffey for a whiskey distillation column,[16] which worked continuously and may be regarded as the archetype of modern petrochemical units. In 1877, Ernest Solvay was granted a U.S. Patent for a tray column for ammonia distillation[17] and the same and subsequent years saw developments of this theme for oil and spirits.


With the emergence of chemical engineering as a discipline at the end of the 19th century, scientific rather than empirical methods could be applied. The developing petroleum industry in the early 20th century provided the impetus for the development of accurate design methods such as the McCabe–Thiele method and the Fenske equation. The availability of powerful computers has also allowed direct computer simulation of distillation columns.


Grandfather 

American blended whiskeys combine straight whiskey with neutral grain spirit (NGS), flavourings and colourings.

Father 

American blended whiskeys combine straight whiskey with neutral grain spirit (NGS), flavourings and colourings.

Grandfather 

American blended whiskeys combine straight whiskey with neutral grain spirit (NGS), flavourings and colourings.