The Höhler Distillery was founded in 1895 as a maker of fruit liquors. The present owner is a fourth generation member of the family, Holger Höhler. In 2001 he started turning out small batches of whisky using a recipe consisting of corn, wheat and rye. These whiskies are aged for a three year period and when bottled sell out quickly. The whiskies produced have been in the style of Irish, Scotch single malt, rye and bourbon. The whiskies are spelled “Whessky” as a play on the word whisky and Hesse, the state in which the distillery is located.