History

  • Stobbe Haus

    May 1776

    On May 3rd 1776 Peter Stobbe purchased the Gronausche distillery. Hailing from Holland he brought his own special recipe for a juniper liquor and he named it Stobbe Machandel and the business thrived.

  • 1844

    On the 27th of August King Friedrich Wilhelm IV was passing Tiegenghof on a journey to West Prussia. Hermann Stobbe was granted the great honour of providing His Majesty with refreshment. The glass which was used was held in great honour in the Stobbe family.

  • 1862

    Sales and demand for the Machandel flourished each year and in 1862 Hermann Stobbe moved the distillation to a massive factory on the west side of the Tiege. In 1863 the first steam boiler was set up for distillation.

  • Machandel Stobbe „00“

    1870

    Fabrikation des extra feinen Machandel Stobbe „00“

  • Fabrik in Tiegenhof

    1891

    On May 1st 1892 Heinrich Stobbe retired and his eldest son Henry took over the company. At this time the area of Gdansk was becoming a major economic centre of West Prussia. Young Henry was regarded by the common man and accepted by them but gradually he became accepted by the upper classes and in time everyone was enjoying his drink. The Macheike as Machandel drink was often called had become so popular at this time that is was regarded as the “Gdansk national drink”

  • 1921

    In the time of the First World War there was a separation of the Free State of Gdansk and Germany. This caused customs restrictions between the two countries and the massively popular Machandal drink was not allowed into Germany. Heinrich Stobbe set up a seperate company to allow the German people to continue to enjoy his beloved drink.
  • 1897-1970

    In the time of the First World War there was a separation of the Free State of Gdansk and Germany. This caused customs restrictions between the two countries and the massively popular Machandal drink was not allowed into Germany. Heinrich Stobbe set up a seperate company to allow the German people to continue to enjoy his beloved drink.
  • Stobbes-Eck

    1930ies

    The liquor factory and tasting rooms on Carlsonplatz in Elbing were owned and operated by Robert Stobbe, one of the large families of Stobbe.
  • 2014

    Uta Stobbe purchases the Stobbe brand and brings control back to the Stobbe family. Uta collaborates with a distillery in the black forest to produce the juniper fire Stobbe Machandel 1776 Blackcurrant Gin.