Gabriel Grote & Henning Birkenhake


Apothecary and pharmacist Kuno Grote, originator of the Pijökel 55 herbal liqueur, was always known for his passionate experimentation with novel, unknown flavours and spirits recipes.

Today his son Gabriel Grote and his partner Henning Birkenhake continue this family tradition. 2010 saw them found the Grote & Co. Spirits Manufaktur in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district, manufacturing the Pijökel 55 family recipe and more. Always on the lookout for new drinks and compounds, their latest creations are the mild BRLN Williams Honey and the essence of freshness: Spree Gin.

Kuno Grote, 1955