Of the Castle Distillery and Brewery


Brewery permit

Blatná municipality obtained a permit for brewing the golden beverage for the first time in 1489 by Zdeněk Lev of Rožmitál. The beer was then brewed in town and mansion brewery.



Baron František Hildprandt built a sugar factory in 1812 near the castle of Blatná, in 1885 it was turned into a distillery.


Confiscation of property

The Communists confiscated the Hildprandt family’s property and forced them to leave. The family escaped to Ethiopia at the invitation of Emperor Hajil Selassie.


Production was moved

The brewery ceased to meet its capacity requirements, so the production moved to a modern brewery in Strakonice. Part of the original local steam engine equipment can be still seen at Pilsen Brewery Museum; however, the rest disappeared. The brewery premises were taken up by the distillery.



After many years, the Hildprandt family returned to Blatná and regained their property in restitution. Big investments enabled equipping the production with modern technology to increase productivity and above all to maintain top quality of our spirits.


Baron brand launched

In cooperation with Premier Wines & Spirits, we launched the premium brand of fruit spirits Baron Hildprandt.


Famous brewery reopening

Nostalgia and desire to follow up on the many years of brewing tradition brought us back to the idea of restoring the reputed Blatná brewery. Therefore, 38 years later we came back to this tradition with taste and verve.


Gold medal from San Francisco

Ripe-Pear Baron Hildprandt won a prestigious competition in San Francisco. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is a worldwide renowned competition and the Gold Medal award is a great recognition for each brand for its achievements and exceptional quality of spirit. The jury needs four days to test all samples, without knowing their price or any other information on the beverage producer.