Sauerland noble distillery


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Since 2000, the finest brandies, spirits and liqueurs have been produced by the Sauerland distillery in the village of Kallenhardt. Since 2007, a premium whiskey is also produced, the single malt whiskey "Thousand Mountains Mc Raven". With the move to a larger building, the purchase of a larger distillery and the associated reopening on 23.4.2016, we initiated another chapter in the success story of Kallenhardt distilling.

Innenraum mit den "Machern&am

Innenansicht Edelbrennerei

Gemütliches Ambiente mit Probiermöglichkeit

Apfelbrand liebevoll gestaltet


Sauerland noble distillery

In der Günne 22

59602 Rüthen

Telefon: +49 2902-57 151

Fax: +49 2902-57 499



Since 2000, we have been distilling our distillates in the tranquil mountain village of Kallenhardt in the Sauerland. In the purity and tranquility of Sauerland nature, our passion for the art of distilling finds inspiration for the production of unique distillates.

From pure passion arose the idea to produce distillates of the highest quality ourselves. Since this idea we are constantly striving to perfect the quality of our products.

Not only the passion for the art of distilling, but also the selection of natural, mostly regional ingredients, which determine the distinctive taste of our brandies, spirits and liqueurs, contribute to this.

For the production we use groundwater, which is taken from the 400 million year old Devonian rock at a depth of 188 meters. As a family business, all those involved contribute to the creation of an all-round harmonious product through their passion and personal enthusiasm.

To ensure the quality of our product, "automation" by machines is out of place. To distill the real heart out of the mash, the exact separation between pre-run and mid-run, mid-run and post-run, no machine in the world can do that without sacrificing quality.

Therefore, manual labor is a cornerstone of our philosophy. However, manual work does not end with product manufacture, but is also taken into account in the following work processes. It is also filled, labeled and sealed by hand. In this way, every single bottle becomes unique, made by people with a passion for the product - and not by machines.
Our philosophy thus combines selected, if possible regional ingredients, water from our own well, as well as passion and handwork. Thanks to these cornerstones, we produce a unique, natural product without additives.

Otmar Alt, born in 1940 in Wernigerode, is one of the most important contemporary artists in Germany. His works are characterized by intense colors and clearly defined shapes and contours.

However, Otmar Alt is not only a gifted artist, but also a long-time friend of the house, who has always accompanied us and the development of the distillery.

Thanks to him, the raven has become our distinctive mark. Many of his works in our rooms bear witness to his creative power - come and see his creativity for yourself!

What you can expect during our distillery tour:

- Exciting stories about the production and the different quality of distillates.
- Educational information such as: the distinction between Brandy Spirit Liqueur / Schnapps Distillate Spirits.
- A guided tour of our production facility, the former sawmill.
- Tasting of our products, which of course can also be purchased.

Please register for a distillery tour or whisky tasting. To do this, simply send us an e-mail with your name, number of people and the day of the tour / tasting to:
If there is space accordingly for your number of participants, you will receive an e-mail for payment. Upon receipt of the money, we will send you an invoice and the visit is bindingly reserved for you at that moment.

Note 1: You will visit a noble distillery, which is about pleasure and passion for a good distillate. Please come sober. The tasting of our high-proof distillates could otherwise bring your day of experience to an abrupt end...

Note 2: Please dress for the weather. The temperatures in the distillery are similar to those outdoors...

Text: Sauerland Distillery Kallenhardt

Main opening times:

Day From Until From Until
Monday 09:00 12:00 14:00 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 12:00 14:00 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 12:00 14:00 18:00
Thursday 09:00 12:00 14:00 18:00
Friday 09:00 12:00 14:00 18:00
Saturday 09:30 13:30


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