How the world of whisky is enriched by another country of origin.
German whisky stands for diversity, inventiveness and a delight in experimentation. Family companies with a passion for advanced distillation technology that spans the generations have laid the foundations hereabouts for brands of the highest quality. And in recent decades, we have worked meticulously and experimented, refined and blended to make our whiskies the unique treasures they are today. Our friendship and our fascination with the amber-coloured distillate are the reason we are now venturing to
take a quantum leap together: Malts of Germany is an independent bottler and we give the whiskies produced exclusively in Germany the care they deserve. We combine the various experiences, techniques and ideas of all our distilleries, and are constantly on the lookout for other interesting distilleries and their whiskies – the best in the country, from the Alps to the coast, from the River Oder to the Rhine – and bring them to the attention of Germany and the world.
German whisky is becoming increasingly well-known and is gaining recognition worldwide. With more than 250 active whisky distilleries, Germany now has more than twice as many distilleries as Scotland, the motherland of whisky. German whisky distillers attach great importance to the high quality and regional identity of their products in order to produce unique and interesting whiskies.
The distilleries, which often grew out of beer breweries and fruit distilleries, frequently experiment with new production methods, regional raw materials and cask types to give their whiskies a unique taste. You can smell and taste this regional union of tradition and innovation in every Malts of Germany bottling.
Our dachshund Max, with his individuality and his friendly, purposeful nature, is the embodiment of our German whisky, with all its individual qualities.
He always barks along happily when we clink glasses and say ’Cheers to friendship!’
The founding members
Thousand Mountains – German Whisky Distillery
Since its foundation in 2000, passion and a love of craftsmanship has helped the Thousand Mountains – German Whisky Distillery develop into a successful whisky distillery. From its home in rural Sauerland, tradition and innovation meet and combine to make exceptional distillates.
A distillery with eight generations of history and eagerly looking forward to the future: this is the Birkenhof Brennerei operated by the Klöckner family in Nistertal in northern Rhineland-Palatinate. Founded in 1848 and in family ownership ever since, the “distillery with the most beautiful view” has its origins in the traditional distilling of grain. Now, as then, the distilling is carried out with expertise, passion, a love of craftsmanship and a real focus on perfection.
For more than 150 years, the meadow of The Nine Springs, a traditional beer brewing area, has been closely linked to the quintessential taste of the Eichsfeld region. The Nine Springs Single Malt Whisky reflects this long-standing tradition – bottled and numbered by hand, every bottle brimming with dedication and decades of experience.
The Schraml Distillery is located in the Steinwald, an east Bavarian mountain range with rugged rock faces and deep forests. Launched in 1818 as a pure grain distillery, the family-owned company added whisky to its range of fruit brandies and gin early in its history. Today, Schraml and Stonewood are regarded as the oldest whisky distillery in Germany.
The SinGold Distillery is located where the rivers Wertach, Lech and Singold converge. The lovingly produced distillates, made with well water from the nearby regional nature reserve, mature in the changeable climate of the foothills of the Alps.
Our distilleries combine craftsmanship and passion in every bottle of Malts of Germany. For us, it‘s all about the fascination of whisky-making. We rely on traditional craftsmanship in preparation, distillation, and barrel management. Anyone who shares our love for whisky and wants to join our principles has the qualifications to become a Malt of Germany.
Craftsmanship alone is not enough. To become a Malt of Germany, a whisky must not only taste good but also have a complex personality that is noticeable on the tongue and palate. We bottle whiskies that possess character and harmony and offer an unforgettable taste experience. Our whiskys captivate and inspire with their power and complexity. Let‘s toast together - „Cheers to friendship!“
As a multi-generational family business, we want to leave the planet to our descendants as we found it. That‘s why we use climate-neutral shipping and hosting. Additionally, we use 100 % recycled materials for our bottles.