The Pradlo Distillery from western Czechoslovakia had been producing high quality pot-still spirits for many years. Still operating as a nationalized company in the 1980′s, the distillery began a project to create a single malt whisky of unparalleled quality.
The Pradlo distillery was able to acquire and install a traditional cast iron hammer mill. Built in 1928, the mill was the same style and make as those found in most traditional Scottish distilleries at the time.
To create the whisky, the distillery selected only Czech barley and the crisp clean water from the Bohemia region. The whisky was aged in unique oak casks made of 100% Czech oak wood, producing a single malt whisky unique to the world.
In late 1989 the wall fell and the whisky was forgotten, left to sleep in the cellars in its unique casks for 20 years. Although the whisky was maintained it was only recently that the true quality of the whisky was rediscovered.
Named after the noisy mill’s nickname, the distillery produce the Hammer Head Single Malt Whisky (via World of Whisky)
About the distillery
- Country: Czechoslovakia
- Founded: 1980