Why have we updated many aspects after 300 years – but not everything at once?
When we started constructing the new Hardenberg Distillery in 2018, we did not only plan to create a new domain for our master distiller. We also wanted to translate all the knowledge and expertise accumulated by the Hardenberg family through countless generations to the present, allowing us to create a range of different spirits for contemporary connoisseurs.
The opening of the Hardenberg Distillery marks the dawn of a new era in the family’s 300-year distilling history.
Several questions accompanied this change: How could we create a modern family business that also champions tradition? What does heritage mean to us in a globalised world? And how can we continue to honour a responsibility passed downthrough generations?
The challenges of our time
As a family with a long, rich history we are firmly rooted in the region and consider it our duty to cherish precious traditions and develop worthy potential. This includes respectful interactions with both people and nature.
We honour this mission by treating our natural resources with care and by adjusting production volumes to actual harvest yields. In this way, we safeguard and preserve our fields’ natural capacity. We grow most of the ingredients of our own spirits.
From vision to bottle
The new Hardenberg Distillery spirits are the product of years of continuous development and transformation in our family business: a new-recipe korn, whiskey, vodka and gin – all manufactured at the Lower Saxony Hardenberg Distillery.
For us, the Hardenberg Distillery marks the beginning of a new era that allows us to align our traditional values with the spirit of modern, mindful enjoyment. To meet our own quality standards, we use mostly regional ingredients processed, barrel aged and bottled by ourselves.
Each bottle is a promise of quality
As a family business, we always have an eye on the future. We love to see new generations of connoisseurs developing an interesting craftsmanship, sustainability and traditionally produced spirits. It’s our mission to support this stance. With each Hardenberg Distillery bottle, you know exactly what you’re holding in your hands: a real, handcrafted product backed by centuries of tradition and infused with a healthy dose of innovation.
Come and visit our family seat – the Hardenberg – anytime and watch our master distillers perform their craft. Experience the Hardenberg Distillery at work. Take part in workshops and tastings to discover everything about the running of a modern, hands-on distillery. We’d be happy to give you a peek behind the scenes since that’s part of the culture of openness and transparency we’ve adopted vis-à-vis our customers.
We are proud of our spirits, our enthusiasm for experimentation and our penchant for perfectionism, all designed to keep delighting you time and again. Get to know our new korn, whiskey, vodka and gin. Distilled for contemporary connoisseurs.
Join us and rediscover tradition. Welcome to a new era.