After taking over the fruit growing family farm that had been in effect for many generations, Frank Nickenig and Bärbel Birkenbeil decided to diversify their business using their homegrown fruits. A little later, the idea to start a distillery was born. They came across Mueller and Frank deeply fell in love with our AROMAT still. Since then, they have been able to expand their product shelf from just homemade apple juice and delicious fresh fruit to numerous brandies made exclusively from their own mash.
For a couple of years now, they have had even more products on offer, from different GINs to an absinthe and many other specialties such as Manna's Brachial Tonic. Additionally, they offer an in-house spirit made of Ayurvedic tea refined with eleven other Asian herbs and spices - an absolute treat!
This great success is a backed by numerous awards that "Manna" wins year after year with its products.
Today, Birkenbeil distillery has secured themselves a stable place as one of the top ten distilleries in the Koblenz / Trier region.
This is also confirmed by the numerous awards that our so-called "Manna" wins year after year with its products.
In the meantime, the Birkenbeil distillery has become an integral part of the top ten distilleries in the Koblenz / Trier region.
AROMAT 150 liter
2017 – First-time participation in the Rheinland-Pfalz Chamber of Agriculture's brandy awards. All eight products were awarded at the first attempt, and one was awarded gold.
2018 - eleven medals at the brandy awards show, five of them gold.
2019 - thirteen medals (six times gold) at the "Edelbrandprämierung" and thus among the TopTen distilleries in the Koblenz / Trier region. Awarded the honorary prize of the Neuwied district.
2020 - nineteen chamber prize coins (nine of them golden) at the Edelbrandprämierung, again among the TopTen distilleries in the Koblenz / Trier region. Awarded the honorary prize of the Rhineland-Nassau Farmers' and Winegrowers' Association .
fruit brandy, wine and beer brandy, liqueur and gin
Speciality: fruit brandies aged in wood barrels