The idyllic floodplain landscape of the Spreewald Biosphere Reserve, resembling a river delta, with its unique microclimate, offers the best conditions for the production of rye whiskey.
Here, in the picturesque village of Schlepzig, is the STORK CLUB whiskey distillery. Award-winning whisk(e)ys of the highest quality have been distilled and matured there since 2004. In 2010, the whiskey was awarded 94 points internationally by Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible for the first time.
In 2016 the distillery was taken over by Steffen Lohr, Sebastian Brack and Bastian Heuser and transformed into Germany’s first rye whiskey distillery. In 2019, STORK CLUB was voted “World’s Best Rye Whiskey” at the World Whiskeys Awards.