As owners of a fruit company, Karel Henckens and his wife Tine decided that life could perhaps be more beautiful when, instead of just growing apples and pears, they grew grapes and made wine.
The Dutch word ‘Kompaan’ means 'Companion'. The two friends Jasper and Jeroen liked to do some home brewing on a kitchen stove just like so many other good breweries have started off. In 2012 they started contract brewing under the name ‘Kompaan’.
Stokerij Sculte is a small craft distillery, located in a former monastry in Ootmarsum in the region Twente, close to the German border. Founder Gerard Velthuis started distilling fruit in 2004 and won several awards at prestigious competitions like the Destillata in Austria.