The micro brewery and distillery Charlier & Fils was founded in April 2015 by Yann Charlier. Yann Charlier is an agronomist and works as an inspector in the food industry, brewing beer and whiskey distilling on the side. The distillery initially only produced 50 bottles of whiskey a year. For whiskey production, 100% barley malt is used, most of which is obtained from local barley from the Ardennes. The fermentation takes place with its own yeast strain from beer production. The current combustion plant consists of a 120 liter boiler, which was manufactured in the L Czech Republic. It can be used to heat with wood, gas and electricity, but you are looking for a larger system with a capacity of 6 and 11 hl. After the double distillation, the New Make is filled into the barrels with an alcohol strength of 55 to 60% vol. A different barrel is used each year, with French oak barrels being preferred. The barrels are only between 56 and 112 liters in size, which means that the whiskey ages quickly. The future whiskey is said to be oak-emphasized with a slightly peaty smoky note.