Premier Technical Services Group Ltd has been contracted to deliver specialist electrical services at Bowmore Distillery on the Isle of Islay, an island of the Inner Hebrides.
The distillery, which lies on the South-Eastern shore of Loch Indaal, is one of the oldest in Scotland. It is said to have been established in 1779 and is the oldest running distillery on Islay. The distillery is owned by Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, a holding company owned by Beam Suntory. The distillery has an annual capacity of two million litres, with fermentation undertaken in traditional wooden washbacks before the liquid is passed through two wash stills and then through two spirit stills.
In this project, engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will design, supply, install, test and commission a lightning protection system for Beam Suntory.
PTSG has previously worked for a number of other Scottish distilleries. In 2022, PTSG Electrical Services Ltd carried out a test and inspection of the lightning protection system in place at Glenmorangie Company in Edinburgh; in the same year, the Group’s engineers performed a full upgrade of the lightning and surge protection system at Glenfiddich Distilleries in Moray – and at Auchentoshan Distillery in Glasgow.