The time honored building at Mühleplatz 5 was built by the Bernese city mills that once bordered on the grounds of the chocolate factory Lindt and later that of Lindt & Sprüngli. It was used in the meantime as a cozy retreat of the Bernese Broncos motorcycle club. It was in 2016 that Lars Urfer started distilling gin and absinthe here. It would even be more correct to say that his production took off, as the schnappses produced conquered Bern and the whole of Switzerland in the shortest of time. The secret behind this is the patient selection of local botanicals and ancient craftsmanship that is being kept alive to perfection by the distilling team. This passion has probably resulted in the different awards for the schnappses from Matte.
CHOCOBERN organizes the chocolate and schnapps tour in cooperation with the Matte Brennerei
and Casa Nobile. The tours always end with a chocolate and schnapps tasting at the distillery, only a few meters from the historical starting point of the tenderly melting chocolate.