01 Bavarian barley malt

Barley is the basis for every malt whisky. For our SLYRS, we use a two-row summer barley. It ripens gently in the north of Bavaria in the fertile soil of the Franconian Jura. It can also be found with the highest level of quality around Munich. After careful malting in a special malthouse, it is gently torrefied, which means dried. This gives SLYRS its typical, agreeably aromatic smoky flavour. Combined with our alpine spring water and the aromatic mountain air, it gives the whisky its unmistakable Bavarian character.

SLYRS Gerste
Unser Rohstoff Wasser

Purest alpine spring water

The quality of a whisky hinges on the water used. SLYRS is lucky in that it has the purest mineral water from an alpine spring practically right outside the distillery. Our water comes from a spring in the protected forest of the Schliersee Alps. Its purity and quality is responsible for the exceptional taste of our Bavarian single malt whisky.

01 Bavarian barley malt

Barley is the basis for every malt whisky. For our SLYRS, we use a two-row summer barley. It ripens gently in the north of Bavaria in the fertile soil of the Franconian Jura. It can also be found with the highest level of quality around Munich. After careful malting in a special malthouse, it is gently torrefied, which means dried. This gives SLYRS its typical, agreeably aromatic smoky flavour. Combined with our alpine spring water and the aromatic mountain air, it gives the whisky its unmistakable Bavarian character.

SLYRS Gerste

Purest alpine spring water

The quality of a whisky hinges on the water used. SLYRS is lucky in that it has the purest mineral water from an alpine spring practically right outside the distillery. Our water comes from a spring in the protected forest of the Schliersee Alps. Its purity and quality is responsible for the exceptional taste of our Bavarian single malt whisky.

Unser Rohstoff Wasser
Gerstentrocknung

2,2 kg

Barley malt

2.2 kilograms of top-quality barley malt are needed to produce one bottle of SLYRS whisky.

 

Reinstes Alpenquellwasser

800m

Spring water

We have the purest spring water from a forest spring practically on our doorstep – just 800 metres away.

 

Aromaschonende Destilation

14h

Distillation

Our SLYRS whiskies are gently double-distilled in 14 hours to preserve flavour.

 

Reifung in Fässern

225l

Quality casks

Our quality casks of American white oak have a capacity of 225 litres.

 

02 Slow fermentation

02 Slow fermentation

03 Distilling to preserve flavour

We are of course always in action at SLYRS. It’s all hands on deck. But when it comes to distilling, we allow ourselves plenty of time.

The gentler and slower the distilling, the higher the quality of the whisky, as the precious flavours are preserved.

SLYRS Destillation

03 Distilling to preserve flavour

We are of course always in action at SLYRS. It’s all hands on deck. But when it comes to distilling, we allow ourselves plenty of time.

The gentler and slower the distilling, the higher the quality of the whisky, as the precious flavours are preserved.

SLYRS Destillation

04 Ageing in American white oak casks

The white oak gives our SLYRS an exquisite flavour. Further nuance is provided by the fine layer of charcoal created when the casks are charred.

After an ageing period of three to six years, some of our whisky is transferred to well-travelled casks, including from Bodegas Tradición/Jerez, for special finishes. This creates premium rarities with their own special flavour. Our pride and joy, SLYRS Aged 12 Years, is aged in traditional casks of our own. SLYRS Mountain Edition, which breathes mountain air in our storehouse at the top of Mount Stümpfling, also reposes in American white oak casks.

04 Ageing in American white oak casks

The white oak gives our SLYRS an exquisite flavour. Further nuance is provided by the fine layer of charcoal created when the casks are charred.

After an ageing period of three to six years, some of our whisky is transferred to well-travelled casks, including from Bodegas Tradición/Jerez, for special finishes. This creates premium rarities with their own special flavour. Our pride and joy, SLYRS Aged 12 Years, is aged in traditional casks of our own. SLYRS Mountain Edition, which breathes mountain air in our storehouse at the top of Mount Stümpfling, also reposes in American white oak casks.

SLYRS distiller

With a particular passion and love of the product, our dynamic team of distillers led by Hans Kemenater creates unique SLYRS compositions of the very highest quality every day.

SLYRS Destillerie Team Hans

Hans Kemenater

CEO & Master distiller

SLYRS Destillerie Team Phillip

Phillip Zollner

Brewmaster

SLYRS Destillerie Team Johannes

Johannes Bacher

Distiller

SLYRS Destillerie Team Kilian

Killian Jonscher

Distiller

SLYRS Destillerie Team Andi

Andreas Flossmann

Brewer 

SLYRS Destillerie Silias Fischer

Silas Fischer

Distiller

SLYRS Destillerie Fabian Angerer

Fabian Angerer

Distiller apprentice