140 years of tradition and knowledge meanwhile go hand in hand with technological masterpieces according to the most recent standards. This fusion between authenticity and innovation ensures that Filliers Distillery has anchored innovation deep in its DNA. For years, this has resulted in an impressive track record that the distillery keeps on building every year.
The creation of premium spirits is a craft which we, at Filliers Distillery, have been working on with a huge amount of passion since 1880. The story started more than 140 years ago with the distilling of an ancient spirit, namely genever. Many generations of Master Distillers have been working on new products like gin and whisky throughout the years. The only thing still missing was a premium grain vodka.
Firmin Filliers first started to create a gin some 100 years ago, when genever was still lord and master in the Low Countries.
Let's start with some history around the brand. The origin and story behind Wortegemsen started out as a fluke.
Importing alcoholic beverages began in the 1970's, when the fourth generation, Carlos & Louis Filliers, were at the helm.
As an annual tradition, some products were sent in for scrutiny at the SIP Awards in California …
Belgian Advocaat, a smooth liqueur delicious with coffee, as a topping for ice cream, in cocktails & freakshakes ?! Yes, it may not sound that obvious, but this eggnog is also perfectly delicious for cocktails & freakshakes.
Initially, nobody could have foreseen that Corona would be so deadly and dangerous. Yet this dangerous virus slowly but surely crept closer to Belgium and found its first victims there.
For several years now, we have actively participated with our products in various international competitions in which spirits are closely scrutinized by a universal professional jury consisting of specialists in the field of spirits & premium spirits.
With this limited release of 5,500 bottles, Filliers Distillery already gives a taste of the craftsmanship that was bottled for you.