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When former art publisher Christoph Keller stumbled upon sleepy Stählemühle, an old dormant mill turned schnapps distillery, he took upon the task of bringing it back to life. The Aqua Vitae fruit brandies produced in small, high-quality batches have received over 170 international awards including "Brandy of the Year 2011." Alongside Stählemühle, he additionally distills Monkey 47, named after its 47 different ingredients, with his companion Alexander Stein of Black Forest Distillers under their second label Schwarzwald Dry Gin, also awarded “Best Gin in the World” at the 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. We visited the master distiller to learn all about the ancient, alchemical science of distilling, the most exotic and obscure fruits imaginable, and to see how such a sustainable and organic operation can be achieved on a small farm with a limited amount of land, a lot of know-how, and the work of four hands.
If you're left thirsty for more, please join us for an evening with Christoph Keller for a 4-hour tasting event where the distiller himself will guide you through the world of fine spirits. Starting with a photo presentation and sensory class, followed by the tasting of 15 selected Stählemühle spirits made from a local varietiey of wild fruits, participants will have the opportunity learn about the history and artisanal craft of distillation and the rich cultural heritage that comes with it. The tasting workshop will take place on April 20th at the Gestalten Space in Berlin. REGISTER HERE (must be 18 or over)
A selection of Stählemühle spirits are also available for purchase through our Online Store and at Gestalten Space.
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