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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Säntis Malt Whisky Trek was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

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