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Das Bild zeigt zwei riesige Flaschen: eine Nordbrand Nordhausen Doppelkorn Flasche und eine Bunt gestaltete Flasche auf dem Werksgelände von Nordbrand

Nordbrand Nordhausen – where the best spirits come from

Nordbrand Nordhausen – where the best spirits come from. Nordhausen am Harz, not far from the Kyffhäuser hills in Thuringia, has been famous for its skilful and passionate distillation of corn for centuries now - and far beyond Germany, too. 

It is therefore not surprising that Nordhausen is also home to one of the largest and most modern and important producers of spirits in Germany: Nordbrand Nordhausen GmbH, which has cultivated the art of distilling corn for more than 70 years now.

Again and again, the experienced master distillers at Nordbrand Nordhausen – one of the most important pillars of Germany’s "House of Wine and Spirits", Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH – will compose modern and fresh innovations.

Our production segments


Corn distillery


Counterflow distillation

fine corn distillate, neutral alcohol, technical alcohols


Production of spirits

corn schnapps, liqueurs, spirits of all kinds





QM, laboratory etc.

Das Foto zeigt Ein Fließband mit Echter Nordhäuser Kartons

Nordbrand figures

In terms of quantity, Nordbrand Nordhausen GmbH is Germany’s largest producer of spirits, with the following 2022 results for the spirits produced in Nordhausen:

  • Sales: 50.7 million bottles
  • Market share: 8.4% (source: IRI, LEH Total ex. Aldi)
  • Staff: 160, nine of whom are apprentices
  • Technical investments: Euro 1.9 million

More than 70 years of tradition


VEB Nordbrand Nordhausen


from “Kombinat Spirituosen, Wein und Sekt” GmbH founded


of Nordbrand Nordhausen GmbH by Eckes AG. Eckes thus also took over Echter Nordhäuser sales.

Das Bild zeigt einen Kupferstich des Nordbrand Nordhausen Werksgeländes



of Eckes Spirituosen & Wein GmbH and thus Nordbrand Nordhausen GmbH by Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH, Freyburg
The brands Echter Nordhäuser, Chantré, Mariacron, Eckes Edelkirsch, Zinn 40 sales operations were centred at the Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien sales organisation in Eltville, Germany, while production of the brands took place at Nordhausen


of the Echter Nordhäuser brand in the Nordbrand Nordhausen GmbH sales and marketing segment


of Chantré, Mariacron, Eckes Edelkirsch, Zinn 40 in the Nordbrand Nordhausen GmbH sales and marketing segment


of the brands Fläminger Jagd and Asmussen by Nordbrand Nordhausen GmbH


of the “Berliner Bärensiegel GmbH” and “Wurzelpeter Berlin” by Nordbrand Nordhausen GmbH