For MGP, a leading maker of distilled spirits, purchasing the famed Seagrams distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, made perfect sense. The acquisition allowed the company to increase production of its clear spirits and add bourbon and whiskey to its offering. The Burns & McDonnell architecture, engineering and construction team helped to transform the facility, working with MGP leadership to maximize output and quality, consolidate research and laboratory functions, develop a distinctive experience for visiting clients and provide a venue for meetings and product tastings. The design draws inspiration from the art of distillation. The bourbon aging process is directly reflected in the choice of such materials as oak and hot-rolled steel, creating an ambience that respects the history and celebrates the craft of making fine spirits.