Stokerij de Molenberg – Gouden Carolus Whisky

Tasting Gouden Carolus Tripel, and the whisky that's made from the same base
Tasting Gouden Carolus Tripel, and the whisky that’s made from the same base

Stokerij de Molenberg, which is brewery Het Anker’s whisky distillery, was our first visit on the second day of my trip to Belgium. Malt makes beer and malt makes whisky, so it’s no wonder that many brewers have thought about making whisky. However, the Gouden Carolus brewers, Het Anker, had a special reason to go into distilling.

The brewery in Mechelen dates back to 1471 when nuns brewed beer, but it was taken over by a genever distilling family in 1872. The fifth generation owner of the brewery, Charles Leclef, bought back and renovated the buildings of the long gone Distillery de Molenberg in 2009 and has started whisky production. Læs mere Stokerij de Molenberg – Gouden Carolus Whisky