Pioneer with innovative spirit
It all started with a bet, back in 1994: the trained brewer and master distiller Florian Stetter went on a study trip to Scotland with his master colleagues. He is surprised by the similarities he discovers with his homeland of Upper Bavaria: mountains, clear water and wonderfully pure air.
In addition, there is the sometimes challenging stubbornness of the Scots, which strikes him as very Bavarian, a dialect that is difficult to pronounce and a pronounced tendency towards Free Stateism. Even the Scottish national costume, the kilt, seems just as peculiar to him as the Bavarian lederhosen.
So much Scottish-Bavarian crossover and his visits to the world-famous distilleries in the Speyside region inspire Florian Stetter to envision a single malt from Upper Bavaria Whisky to manufacture. He and his colleagues bet a crate of wheat beer that you can also get first-class beer in Upper Bavaria Whisky can burn – and he wins! A little later, in the parental distillery Lantenhammer Whisky burned. With that she starts SLYRS But first the story.
Founding of the Lantenhammer distillery by Josef Lantenhammer
Distillation of our first SLYRS Single Malt Whiskys
Sale of the first bottles SLYRS Single Malt Whiskys
(1600 bottles, sold out in a few days)
Establishing the SLYRS KG by the two brothers Florian and Anton Stetter
Construction of SLYRS Whisky Distillery in Neuhaus am Schliersee.
Expansion of the group of shareholders to include friends of the SLYRS Whiskys.
Hans Kemenater, with Lantenhammer since 1999, takes over production management SLYRS distillery
Release of the first SLYRS PX and Oloroso finishes
construction of SLYRS Altitude camp at 1501 meters at the summit of the stump.
First major international prize: World Whiskeys Awards as “Best European Whisky under 12 years”
Sale of our first SLYRS Aged 12 years
Sale of the first SILD Crannog single malt whisky distilled at SLYRS
Opening of the coffee & lunchery
Release of the first SLYRS Mountain edition