Glina Rye Whisky comes from Germany. This is their limited Distillery Edition released from 2019. It’s been matured for 5 years in former sherry casks and like all of their whiskies, it comes in natural color without chill filtering.
This 2019 edition is a small batch of only 349 bottles, my bottle number is 298. In this post I added as many pictures I could, because the bottle design is pure greatness. There’s a hand embedded on the glass.
According to their website, Glina distillery has originally made fruity wines and somewhere along the way Master Distiller Michael Schultz added whiskey into their portfolio.
They draw the water from 86 meter deep Elisabeth spring near the distillery. They also use local barrels made from Spessart oak but for this single rye whisky they’ve bought sherry barrels. They like to experiment using Bordeaux and Burgundy wine, port and sherry barrels from selected wineries.
The name “Glina” stands for clay and pays homage to the clayey soil to which we owe the excellent yields for the no less excellent spirits.