About us

Germanys first rye whiskey distillery was founded in 2004 and taken over in 2016 by Steffen Lohr, Sebastian Brack and Bastian Heuser. Stork Club distillery is located merely 60km south of Berlin in the middle of a nature reserve. Locally grown German rye, pure water from the nature reserve and the thrive to experiment with Europe’s pristine grain are the ingredients for one of Europes most awarded rye whiskeys.

In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is SIMPLICITY.

Our production

We craft our whisky very traditionally. And yet we love breaking with conventions. It is not for nothing that we are Germany’s first rye whisky distillery! Whisky made of rye has a unique character. It is spicy and aromatic, and has a slight, natural sweetness. We only use the best German ryes for our whiskeys.

Our rye

The basis of our whiskies is rye from the surrounding fields. We procure this rye from agricultural cooperatives of regional farmers. This makes sense because Brandenburg is Europe’s biggest growing region for rye and is globally known for its quality. Even well-known American rye producers purchase their rye here in Brandenburg because of its highly regarded quality!

The process

We mill our rye on site in our hammer mill, according to our specifications, before we blend it with hot water. The mash is pumped without any further filtration into our fermentation tanks where we add two se- lected yeast strains. The sugar from the mash will now ferment for ap- prox. 4–5 days, and the mash turns into a kind of beer (without the hops) with approx. 8–10% vol. alcohol. This »distillers beer« is then pumped into our small 1,000l capacity hybrid still, where we gently distill it to procure our rye’s bold flavour.

Our new makes

We have created two individual mash bills.

  • Mashbill No. I – “Bold & Spicy”: 100 % unmalted rye. This new make impresses with its pep- pery fruitiness and yields a fruity and spicy whisky.
  • Mashbill No. II – “Sweet & Mellow”: 100 % rye malt – this new make impresses with its malty sweetness and yields a soft, chocolatey and sweetish whiskey.

We fill our barrels with new make at 60 % vol. alcohol before they mature in our warehouses for several years.

The aging process

Up to 80 % of the flavours contained in the whiskey are re- leased from the barrel that act as a temporary storeroom for the whiskey. No producer that scrimps on expense can make a good whiskey. We make the highest demands on our barrel management, because this is at least as funda- mental as the mash bill of our whiskeys and the yeasts that we use.

Our whiskeys are developed in different barrel types, and married with each other before filling, in order to evolve complexity, character and the typical STORK CLUB flavour. For this, we use first fill barrels specifically produced for us made of American oak, and German oak. Each of our barrels has received a heat-treatment (»toasting/ charring«) in order to convey very specific characteristics.

Gastronomy & Events

Our food & beverage offerings

We offer a small but delicious selection of food and drinks all year around. Be it fairly traded coffee with organic milk, handmade ice-cream, freshly baked cakes or sensational sour dough pizza from Andrea Lentini in Torino. During summer our patio and our terrace offer the ideal surroundings for a little break. We are looking forward to welcome you!

Our distillery shop

All of our products can be tried and tested in our distillery shop during opening hours. Our team is looking forward to answering your questions! Please have a special eye on our distillery-only bottlings which – as the name says – are only available at the distillery and are therefore highly sought of.

Events

Our distillery can be rented out for private or corporate events! Contact us for an individual offer: kontakt@spreewood-distillers.com

Whiskey tasting/distillery tour

We offer intimate distillery tours that include a whiskey tasting and last ca. 90 minutes. You will be led through the production buildings and learn about whiskey in general and the individual “special sauce” that makes up our STORK CLUB rye whiskey. You will be served 4 different whiskeys from our own production as well as a longdrink. All participants receive a 10% discount on all spirits in our distillery shop (only valid on the day of the tour).

Price per person: 25€

Book your tour directly online using our booking form on the right side!

Dates

Your preferred date is not displayed? Your group counts more than 5 persons? In that case please send us an email to kontakt@spreewood-distillers.com and we’ll check if we can realise a tour at your preferred date.

Group sizes
Our maximum capacity for our tours is 16 people. If you prefer to get an „exclusive treatment“ send us an email: kontakt@spreewood-distillers.com.

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Unser gastronomisches Angebot

Das ganze Jahr über bieten wir ihnen ein kleines aber feines gastronomisches Angebot in unserem gemütlichen Hof-Café an. Ob Fairtrade-Kaffeezubereitungen mit Bio-Milch der Gläsernen Molkerei Münchehofe, Eiscreme, frisch gebackene Kuchen oder Bockwurst vom Fleischer Rösner und knusprige Schmalzbrote. Den kleinen Hunger und Durst können wir stillen! In den Sommermonaten bieten Hofgarten und Kahnterrasse das ideale Ambiente für ihre Ruhepause. Wir freuen uns auf ihren Besuch!

Öffnungszeiten

AKTUELL GESCHLOSSEN. UNSERE ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN AB DEM 1.4.2021: 

OSTERN GESCHLOSSEN!

9. – 11.4.2021 – 11 bis 17 Uhr

16. – 18.4.2021 – 11 bis 17 Uhr

23. – 25.4.2021 – 11 bis 17 Uhr

ACHTUNG: AUFGRUND DER AKTUELLEN BESTIMMUNGEN BIETEN WIR KAFFEE, KUCHEN & CO. NUR ZUM MITNEHMEN AN! DER INNENHOF UND DIE KAHNTERRASSE MÜSSEN LEIDER GESCHLOSSEN BLEIBEN. 

REGULÄRE ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN

NOVEMBER – einschl. MÄRZ: Do bis So 10 bis 17 Uhr (Feiertags geöffnet)

APRIL – einschl. OKTOBER: Mo bis So 10 bis 17 Uhr (Feiertags geöffnet)

!! BITTE DENKEN SIE AN IHREN MUNDSCHUTZ, DIESER IST VERPFLICHTEND !!

 

Tastings und Veranstaltungsanfragen auf Anfrage

Stork Members Club

Since almost 5 years we are proudly carrying „Club“ in our name since more than 16 years our whiskey is closely related to the Stork. The name „Stork Club“ is inspired by a gang of about 300 storks that come to the spree forest and nest here in our nature reserve every year. This loose yet faithful and life-long bond of a group of individuals is what makes that special club feeling for us. It doesn’t matter where you come from or who you are, if you have a bonding common denominator (in our case whiskey of course!) it is all you need to be a team. Therefore we have founded our STORK MEMBERS CLUB in 2021!

STORK MEMBERS CLUB

The central theme of the club of course is (rye) whiskey…and a wee bit more!

What can I expect from the club? And how can I become part of the “rat pack”?

Welcome package

The perfect welcome package for rye whiskey lovers!

The package includes: 2 nosing glasses with STORK CLUB logo and 4 x 50ml STORK CLUB rye whiskey miniatures so you can deep dive into the “world of rye whiskey”.

Exclusive club-bottlings

You receive admission to our annual STORK CLUB member bottlings.

As club member you will be the first and the only one to get your hands on exlusive and limited club-bottlings which will be aimed at the adventurous. You like to try new things? You are a whiskey nerd? Then you are absolutely right here!

Esclusive member events

Take part in a number of club activities that do not strictly have to be themed around whiskey but mostly will!

From exceptional tastings with whiskey experts, DIY-workshops or go-kart races to BBQ-events around the fire place. If we talk club we mean club!*

*additional costs may arise

Annual complimentary distillery tour

As club member you are of course always welcome at our distillery!

But once a year you can invite 2 friends of yours and enjoy a complimentary distillery tour with them. (reservation only)

Member cabinet

Our club house is our distillery of course.

We don’t think there are many more beautiful places than that! It is here where you will also find our whiskey cabinet with member-only bottlings and other rare whiskeys that you will be able to taste at cost price.

10% discount

on all your orders

Stork Club member receive a 10% discount on all their orders either in our online shop or our distillery shop for the duration of their membership.

Become part of the club, become a STORK CLUB member!

Price: 99,00€ for 12 months

Become part of the club, become a STORK CLUB member!

Price: 99,00€ for 12 months

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Kontakt

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Sales Team HORECA
Nico Krznar – n.krznar@spreewood-distillers.com
Marcel Irmer – m.irmer@spreewood-distillers.com

Sales Team Off-Trade
Matthias Krüger – m.krueger@spreewood-distillers.com

Orders/Onlineshop
bestellung@spreewood-distillers.com

Events/Tours/Tastings
kontakt@spreewood-distillers.com

Management Marketing & Finance
Bastian Heuser – b.heuser@spreewood-distillers.com

Management Production
Steffen Lohr – s.lohr@spreewood-distillers.com

Spreewood Distillers
Dorfstr. 56, 15910 Schlepzig
T: 035472 659142

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Opening times

CORONA OPENING HOURS APRIL 2021

OSTERN GESCHLOSSEN!

9. – 11.4.2021 – 11 bis 17 Uhr

16. – 18.4.2021 – 11 bis 17 Uhr

23. – 25.4.2021 – 11 bis 17 Uhr

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID19-REGULATIONS WE CAN ONLY OFFER YOU COFFEE, CAKE AND SPIRITS TO GO! PATIO AND TERRACE REMAIN CLOSED.

REGULAR OPENING HOURS

NOVEMBER – MARCH: Thu – Sun 10am to 5pm (open for business on bank holidays)

APRIL – OCTOBER: Mon – Sun 10am bto 5pm (open for business on bank holidays)

!! PLEASE BE REMINDED TO BRING A MASK. IT IS OBLIGATORY !!

 

TASTINGS & EVENTS ON REQUEST

ANFAHRT:

Auto: von Berlin aus über die A13 bis Ausfahrt Staakow, Richtung Tropical Islands, Krausnick, Schlepzig (Dauer: ca. 1h)

Bahn: RE2 oder RB24 bis Brand/Tropical Islands, weiter mit Bus 506 Richtung Lübben nach Schlepzig ODER RE2 bis Lübben, weiter mit Bus 506 Richtung Alt Schadow/Tropical Islands (Dauer: ca. 1:15)

Motorrad/Fahrrad: über die 96a Richtung Schönefeld – Königs Wusterhausen – Bestensee – Märkisch Buchholz – Schlepzig (ca. 75km)

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