The First Rye Whiskey Distillery In Germany (Stuck At Home Whisk(e)y Video Watchlist)

Editor’s Note: With a large number of individuals now spending more time at home because of the coronavirus outbreak, one needs a range of activities to pass the days. Part of this can be learning more about the whisk(e)y lifestyle through online video. It is with this in mind we bring you the Stuck At Home Whisk(e)y Video Watchlist, an ongoing curated video list chosen from sources such as YouTube. So pull up a chair and a dram and we hope you enjoy.

Today’s Video: The First Rye Whiskey Distillery In Germany

“Steffen Lohr, Bastian Heuser and Sebastian Brack – three autodidacts with a passion for handcrafted spirits went on a road trip at the end of 2015. Their adventure was on Dorfstraße in Schlepzig, approx. 60km south of Berlin.

They were actually on their way to Brandenburg’s oldest whisky distillery to buy a cask of whisky. They drove out of Berlin and into Germany’s breadbasket, past countless rye fields, and into the Spreewald Biosphere Reserve, a primeval pastureland, in which the Spree spreads out into a river delta.

They stood in the courtyard of the Spreewald distillery and the owner told them that he was looking for a successor, they all knew straight away that this was where Their adventure was and that their journey had just begun.”


Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and...