The pioneer among Austrian whisky distillers is Johan Heider, who started to make whisky in 1995, in Roggenreith. The same year Reisetbauer in Kirchberg came on steam. 2002 witnessed the birth of DestillerieWeutz in St Nikola imSaustal and 2004 Old Raven. Today they are joined by a baker’s dozen of liqueur and schnapps producers who make small amounts of whisky on the side.