Values & Mission
Filliers Distillery’s commitment
Realising sustainable growth
The company’s origins lie in agriculture, and current operations are still conducted in the same place where it once began.
In addition, Filliers Distillery is very careful with its raw materials, such as water from its own soil, or supplying spent ale to neighbouring farmers. The local element is therefore interwoven in business operations. Nevertheless, Filliers Distillery’s spirits are known & appreciated worldwide.
Professional & independent
Thanks to five generations that have systematically passed on knowledge & passion, every step in the production process is managed and controlled, from the grain until the spirit is finally consumed
Filliers Distillery thus combines a strong tradition with modern technology. As a result, it is not only a professional player, but also a producer who is not dependent on other parties to be able to produce.
Sustainable growth & value creation
Despite certain setbacks in its history, Filliers Distillery has been able to develop in a solid way as a company. Each generation brought its own accent. Those sometimes translated into new products, then into investments
Today the company has grown into a fixed value and is one of the beautiful family businesses to be counted in Belgium.
Filliers Distillery’s CSR has been taken to a maximum, and is a permanent focus for improvement where possible.
Thanks to its origins & history, Filliers Distillery has always been closely associated with the interests of the local community.
Distilling with an eye for sustainability and social sense
The passion that can be felt strongly throughout the company is also embodied in the vision regarding sustainability & the environment. A great sense of responsibility & awareness is crucial for Filliers Distillery, and not simply a nice-to-have. The entire production chain has been installed with this sense.
The distillery has taken advantage of gravity, raw materials are supplied in bulk, and grain is even supplied in coarse grain. For each production, the exact amount of grain is gathered for the required mix, and no more. Filliers Distillery has its own wells for water. Waste is as good as unknown. But that is not all.
The spent ale, a residual product after an initial distillation, is particularly rich in nutrients and is collected by local farmers as feed for Brasvar pigs. These pigs prefer to eat it warm, so the farmer comes to get it “fresh”.
Other parts from the distillate explicitly do not belong in the final spirits. The so-called head and tail of the alcohol is collected & processed in non-food sectors.
Filliers Distillery also distills a lot of herbs, juniper berries, and the mysterious combination of 28 botanicals & fresh fruits in a basic distillate. Once these ingredients have released their taste and aromas in the basic recipe for gin, they are processed into biogas by a bio-digester.
Heat is recovered for the next cooking process, or to warm up the offices. The wooden barrels in which some drinks are aged are never destroyed, but are given new life in breweries.