Bavarian single malt whiskey

She got serious about her passion when she bought and renovated a decrepit 160-year old stable in her village and began making whisky.

Her first single malt will hit the market at the end of 2012, after the necessary three-year maturation period.

The Germans, it seems, are not content with just making world-famous beer and schnapps.

Now they are taking on the Scots at their own game, with a growing number of distillers producing single malt whisky. With its exposed brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows, the room could pass for the foyer of a boutique hotel -- were it not for the gleaming copper still that occupies pride of place along one wall.

Bohn is one of a growing number of Germans who are applying their considerable brewing and schnapps-making skills to the ancient Scottish art of single malt whisky.

And they don't lack confidence when it comes to taking on the Scots at their own game.

High Demand Bohn belongs to a group of around 40 malt-whisky makers in Germany, the most prominent of which are the Slyrs distillery in Bavaria and the Spreewald Brewery in Brandenburg.

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