Old distilling room

Old distilling room

Burning passion with tradition

A few steps lead up to the large distillation room with its beautifully restored Art Nouveau frieze. This is where you can see the equipment used to extract the alcohol from the mash.

In the conventional distillation process, copper stills were filled with mash and then heated by fire or steam. Today a distillation column is used, where distillation takes place continuously. The vacuum distillation process is far more gentle. Using the vacuum apparatus from the 1920s, juniper distillate and a strong, aromatic caraway one were produced several times a year in the Echter Nordhäuser traditional distillery.

And can you tell yet what clearly identifies this room as being part of a distillery? The 30-metre tall chimney, which identifies the building from a distance. Take a look around before we turn to the customs cellar...