When two whisky lovers in Switzerland set their sights on creating their spirit in the ‘World’s highest distillery’, spacer bars from Swisspacer were chosen with the triple glazing that protects the unique creation from elements on the 3,300metre peak.

The largest window element measures 4,900 x 2,100 millimetres – more than ten square metres. Such sizes were a big challenge, not only for the confined site condition, but also because the window elements had to be delivered by helicopter.

The windows were fitted with triple glazing with the thermal insulating glass MGTherm Öko Star from MGT Mayer Glastechnik. All of the insulating glass units are equipped with Swisspacer Ultimate spacer bars.

“We now use the Ultimate as standard,” siad Harald Lerchster, authorised officer and sales director of MGT Mayer Glastechnik. “The spacer bar simply impresses us with its excellent performance and an aesthetic, matt surface.”

The distillery is the dream of Rinaldo Willy and Pascal Mittner who were able to bring it to life in an empty storeroom at the Corvatsch summit station in the mountains close to the Italian border. They now produce the whisky “Orma” which owes part of its character to the high altitude where the distillation process takes place at 10deg lower than it would at sea level.


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