CLAYBORN
WHISKY

WHISKEY NEEDS REST, TIME AND AN EXCEPTIONALLY PURE WATER, TO DELEVOP REAL POTENTIAL. CLAYBORN WHISKY IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND.

AQUA TERTIARY, OBTAINED BY A COMPLEX PROCESS, HAS BEEN FIXED AND UNTOUCHED FOR 35 MILLION YEARS IN WESTERWALD CLAY LAYERS. THIS PURE WATER IS THE DECISIVE ELEMENT..

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THE IDEA
HANS-GEORG FIEDERLING-KAPTEINAT
AND STEPHAN SCHMIDT

Geologist Hans-Georg Fiederling-Kapteinat is the driving force behind CLAYBORN, the whisky with (earth) history. He developed the innovative extraction process to win AQUA TERTIARY, the water stored in the Westerwald clay since its sedimentation. The extraordinary qualities of this water and its almost absolute purity inspired him to refine whiskies.

Together with Stephan Schmidt, ceramic engineer and managing partner of the Stephan Schmidt Group, they initiated and realized the project AQUA TERTIARY and CLAYBORN WHISKY.

PURITY
FROM SEDIMENTATION

Since the formation of the clay deposits in the Tertiary, the water has been removed from the water cycle and has had no contact with ground or flowing waters. AQUA TERTIARY is therefore free from any anthropogenic influences or contamination.



35 MILLION YEARS TERTIARY WATER
FROM WESTERWALD CLAY

Westerwald Clay qualities stored here enjoy worldwide reputation. Their age - including the water bound in them - is known from geological investigations. The age of AQUA TERTIARY cannot be determined directly due to the lack of detection methods. AQUA TERTIARY originates from Eocene clay and has thus been firmly bound to the clay in the deposit for 35 million years.

AQUA TERTIARY
35 million years

Tertiary water
out of Westerwald Clay

If you want to learn more about clay, visit the Westerwald Clay Mining Museum in Siershahn, Germany: www.tonbergbaumuseum.de

SINGLE MALT
EX-BOURBON CASK AND AQUA TERTIARY

A strong character: Over 4 years the single malt whisky matured for CLAYBORN WHISKY. A short period of time compared to 35 million years that the AQUA TERTIARY spent in the clay layers of the earth.

PRIMEVAL
AND TASTEFUL

The combination of pure water, which has been embedded in the Westerwald clay for 35 million years, and a single malt whisky, The result is a whisky with intense aromas of dark chocolate, fully ripe fruit, Karamell and cigar. Classic, earthy, with elegant citrus and hazelnut notes. 

A WHISKY WITH HISTORY
ACROSS GEOLOGICAL AGES PREHISTORIC AND TASTEFUL

With CLAYBORN WHISKY we connect two worlds. A first-class single malt whisky, matured in an ex-bourbon cask, combined with AQUA TERTIARY, a "Westerwälder Original," which has never been seen before. With this water, an excellent single malt whisky is transformed into a whisky with history - across earth ages.

EXCEPTIONAL
IN TASTE AND APPEARANCE

CLAYBORN WHISKY is protected from light and external influences in a black glazed stoneware bottle. A homage to the Westerwald and the history of whisky, which - just like mineral water in the Westerwald area - was filled in early times in clay jugs and stoneware bottles.

FASCINATION CLAY

HANS-GEORG FIEDERLING-KAPTEINAT

geologist

has been working with Westerwald clays for more than 35 years. As a geologist, he has travelled to almost all continents, bringing home not only clays but also whiskies from all over the world. The idea of combining both, developed into AQUA TERTIARY and CLAYBORN WHISKY, a whisky with (earth) history.

STEPHAN SCHMIDT

ceramics engineer

ceramics engineer and managing partner of the Stephan Schmidt Group from Dornburg-Langendernbach in the Westerwald region of Germany, is a whisky enthusiast and a renowned clay expert.

THREE GENERATIONS

A COMPANY HISTORY IN CLAY

Stephan Schmidt Gruppe is one of the world's leading manufacturers of special clays and mineral products. For three generations, the company represents experience and bundled competence in research and development for the optimal processing of clays.

BUYING CLAYBORN WHISKY


Please order by e-mail. Payment in advance. Shipping by DHL. Prices each incl. tax, plus shipping costs - pls ask for details. From 1.July 2020:

2. bottling 06.12.2019, 45 %vol-. 50cl, price 71 € - still few bottles in stock

3. bottling 22.05.2020, 46 %vol-. 50cl, price 72 €

bottling 08.05.2020, 46 %Vol-. 5cl, price 7,50 € - no single shipment possible

If you return an empty and reusable stoneware bottle (50cl or 5cl) free of charge to us, we will credit you 5 € when you buy a 50cl CLAYBORN WHISKY.

By the way: a bottle of CLAYBORN WHISKY is the ideal gift for special occasions !



georg.fiederling@clayborn-whisky.de

stephan.schmidt@clayborn-whisky.de

jannis.kapteinat@clayborn-whisky.de

CLAYBORN WHISKY can also be purchased against cash payment at the headquarters of Stephan Schmidt KG, Bahnhofstr. 92, 65599 Dornburg Langendernbach, Germany.
Please note the opening hours Monday-Friday between 9-12h and 13-16h

Other purchasing opportunities:
Siershahn Clay Mining Museum: www.tonbergbaumuseum.de
Ceramics Museum Höhr-Grenzhausen: www.keramikmuseum.de
Please note the respective opening hours