Collection Filliers - Single Malt Belgian Whisky

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  • Filliers - Single Malt Belgian Whisky

    The Filliers Distillery, a Belgian family-owned enterprise with traditions dating back to the 19th century, has established itself over generations as a producer of the finest spirits. Originally known for its distillation of Jenever, the distillery has evolved to produce a range of spirits, including whisky, gin, and other premium products. Situated in the picturesque countryside of Bachte-Maria-Leerne, near Deinze and not far from Ghent in East Flanders, Filliers Distillery has become a landmark for spirit enthusiasts and tourists alike.

    The Filliers family started their journey into spirit production when Karel Lodewijk Filliers branched out from farming to distilling Jenever in the 18th century. This legacy has been carried forward, with the distillery now being operated by the fifth generation of the Filliers family. Their dedication to quality and craftsmanship is evident in their products, which include not only Jenever but also the first Belgian gin, whisky aged in Sherry casks, and a variety of other spirits.

    One of the distillery's notable achievements is the production of Goldlys, the first ever Belgian double-still whisky, which marked a significant milestone in Belgian whisky production. Goldlys, named after the nearby River Lys, signifies the distillery's innovative approach to whisky making, utilizing both pot and column stills. This innovative spirit captures the essence of the region's history, with the river historically turning golden due to decomposing flax.

    The distillery's range extends beyond traditional spirits, embracing modern trends and consumer preferences with products like the Filliers Dry Gin 28, created in 1928 by Firmin Filliers using 28 botanicals. This recipe, a testament to the distillery's innovative spirit, is still in use today, highlighting the family's commitment to preserving tradition while embracing innovation.

    Visitors to the distillery can embark on a tour that reveals much more than just the production process. Guided tours offer insights into the history, craftsmanship, and family stories that make Filliers Distillery a unique heritage site. From the blackened outer walls of the maturation rooms to the selection of wooden barrels and the blending of aromas in their gin, the tour is an immersive experience that culminates in a tasting of their exquisite spirits.

    In summary, Filliers Distillery stands as a beacon of Belgian spirit production, blending centuries-old traditions with modern innovation. Whether it's the warmth of their whisky, the complexity of their gin, or the richness of their Jenever, Filliers invites spirit lovers to explore a legacy of flavor and craftsmanship that spans generations​