Säntis Malt Whisky Trek

Whisky and and nature enthusiasts take note. Switzerland has introduced its very first Whisky Trek and the highest one in the world at 2,502m above sea level.

Säntis Malt Whisky Trek

The Trek is based in the historical canton of Appenzell, just one and a half hour away by a scenic train ride east of Zurich.

Säntis Malt Whisky is a Swiss Highlander whisku produced by the Locher brewery which uses soft spring water from the Alpstein mountains and ages its malt in unique storage in historical oak wood beer barrels. While Switzerland is not traditionally known for whisky, the history of whisky production in Appenzell dates back half a century and the whisky has won  international awards due to the special barrels in which they are produced.

The entire tour is recommended via a hike but most of the mountain inns are also reachable by cable car or car. For bookings or more information on the Whisky Trek, visit www.saentismalt.com and www.myswitzerland.com.

Photo Credit: Appenzell Tourism, used with permission.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.