The Wiegand Manufactory in Weimar keeps to the Bauhaus principle “form follows function.” In the small 100 liter distillery they produce fine and straightforward liqueurs and gins while using selected, organically controlled ingredients.
For months they work out the recipes of Johann Likör, Heimat Likör, Lyonel Dry Gin and Barrel Gin, fine-tuning the nuances with Moroccan roses, Italian oranges, Provençal lavender, Austrian cilantro and German woodruff. The brandies made from 14 different spices stay true to their roots. The Weimar figures Goethe, Schiller and Feininger as well as the ideas of Bauhaus inspire and shape the products and complete them both in terms of design and content. The taste and the design are equally inspired by the idea to produce impressive and tasteful results through conscious reduction. The finely balanced Lyonel Dry Gin made from juniper, lemon zest, cilantro, cinnamon, vermouth, lavender, caraway and cardamom is not only captivating not only due to its alcohol content of 50 percent rendering it as one of the organic gins worldwide with the highest alcoholic strength.
Inspired by the culinary and cultural experiences of a round-the-world trip, the couple Matthias and Lilit Wiegand founded the Wiegand Manufactory in Weimar in 2011. After numerous experiments in their own basement they accomplished the first fine brandies that are currently conquering the German spirits market. The distinguished products of this family business are shaped by selected ingredients, thorough handiwork and long ripening times.