Hinricus Noyte’s awarded Bundesehrenpreis of German Ministry of Food
Baltach Wismarian Single Malt Whisky was „Beste Spirituose“ in the category Whisky of the DLG
The company Henricus Noyte’s Spirituosen is the producer of the Baltach Single Malt Whisky from Wismar and it was awarded an important German prize: The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture presented it with a certificate for the Bundesehrenpreis in a ceremonial event in Berlin on November 7th. Eight spirits have passed the annual quality check of the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft/German society for agriculture) with the best results than can be achieved and were named “Beste Spirituose”. Among them is the Baltach Wismarian Single Malt Whisky. These winners were awarded the Bundesehrenpreis for their great performances.
Declaration, distillation process and sensoric criteria
On the internet site of the DLG the criteria for those quality checks can be read: “Test method and criteria The DLG test consists of three parts: control of the declaration on the label concerning the legal requirements, the chemical-physical test in the laboratory and the sensoric analysis by experts. The sensoric analysis also allows conclusions on the quality of the raw materials. The correct acidification of the mash as well as the addition of straight yeast is further factors for the quality that might have positive or negative influence on a sensoric profile. The optimal distillation conditions are also of central importance as is the correct separation of foreshots, middle cut and feints at the optimum moment. Taste characteristics can be an indicator for production faults.” (http://www.dlg-verbraucher.info/de/testergebnisse/spirituosen.html)
Small batches and sherry cask finish
The Baltach Wismarian Single Malt Whisky is produced in very small batches and matured in oak barrels for about three years. Starting in ex-Bourbon barrels, the finish is done in ex- Oloroso Sherry casks for several months.
Picture: Bundesehrenpreis for Hinricus Noyte’s Spirituosen: Peter Bleser, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (l.), DLG-Vizepräsident Dr. Diedrich Harms (r.), Herbert Wenzel und Stefan Beck. (Foto: DLG)