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Fly away with SIEGFRIED – first gin vending machine opens at Cologne Bonn Airport


Fly away with SIEGFRIED – first gin vending machine opens at Cologne Bonn Airport

20 September 2021 (Cologne/Bonn) – "With SIEGFRIED, we want to share the Rhineland spirit with the world" – Raphael Vollmar and Gerald Koenen set out with this vision when they founded Rheinland Distillers GmbH in 2014 with 4,000 euros and 100 percent passion for their favourite spirit. Today, the Rhinelanders are indispensable in the field of high-quality spirits, their international award-winning SIEGFRIED Rheinland Dry Gin is respected worldwide and with market leader "Siegfried Wonderleaf" they are also pioneers in the field of non-alcoholic distillates as the first spirits producer. Now the time is ripe to reach new heights with their vision. In the view of the founding duo, there is nowhere better to make this a reality than at one of Germany's largest commercial airports. And Cologne Bonn Airport sees it the same way – with the result that on 18 September, SIEGFRIED opened its first Travel-Value Store in the security area of Terminal 1 – the hub for millions of passengers from around the world. 

"We are very proud to welcome SIEGFRIED as a partner at our airport. SIEGFRIED is not only innovative and creative, it is also a perfect embodiment of the Rhineland in all its facets. SIEGFRIED's alcoholic and non-alcoholic ranges are a perfect fit for our concept of offering our passengers a unique shopping experience. In future, our passengers will be able to take a piece of the Rhineland with them in their hand luggage", explains Johan Vanneste, President & CEO of Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH.

At the centre of the almost 100 square meters in a premium location, stands what is possibly the world's first gin vending machine, where passengers can purchase Rheinland Distillers' products at standard market prices and sizes (0.5 litres), paying by card. In keeping with the motto "Say Hello to Siegfried," the gallery wall shows some of the most important milestones in the startup's history, as well as a selfie spot for the social media community.

"We are proud and grateful that in Cologne Bonn Airport we have found a partner who so actively supports our dream of taking the brand to the world," says Raphael Vollmar of SIEGFRIED. "In the seven years that SIEGFRIED has been on the market, we have experienced a lot of surprises and exciting collaborations. Cologne Bonn Airport's engagement is definitely one of them and we are very grateful for it. And of course, we are even more pleased to see passengers having fun discovering SIEGFRIED's home and taste," adds Gerald Koenen of SIEGFRIED Gin.
The Rhinelanders are known for their unconventional ideas and creative collaborations. These include the "Limited Art Edition" of SIEGFRIED Rheinland Dry Gin including a crypto-art auction, which was created in May 2021 with the world-famous graffiti artists "OneUnitedPower" (1UP) or the first limited edition of the alcohol-free alternative "Wonderleaf" together with edding® and the exclusive edition of "Siegfried Rheinland Dry Gin" for the film release of the Warner Brothers/DC blockbuster "Birds of Prey (The Emancipation of Harley Quinn)" in 2020. 

Details of SIEGFRIED's new Travel-Value Store at Cologne Bonn Airport and further information about the company are available at The press release and images are available for download at For editorial inquiries, please contact Chérine De Bruijn.

Fly away with SIEGFRIED
Fly away with SIEGFRIED

Photo (from left to right): Raphael Vollmar and Gerald Koenen (Managing Directors, Rheinland Distillers GmbH), Tobias Lyssy (Director Business Development, Cologne Bonn Airport), ...


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