Deutsche Spirituosen Manufaktur

Premium Spirits from Berlin

DSM is a German spirit manufacturer developing and producing premium small-batch and wholly handmade spirits. Every production stage is performed by hand, from the preparation of the raw ingredients through to maceration, mashing, and careful distillation and packing.

Our “Made in Berlin” label isn’t just an empty phrase: it’s a promise. Everything is done at our production site and attached showroom in a spacious, listed brick building, located right in the centre of Berlin. We also run guided tours, workshops and individual company events there.

Our passion for developing completely new recipes and for the craft of distilling means we systematically pursue our goal of creating outstanding spirits – unique, innovative products with uncompromising quality.

Quality doesn’t happen by chance; it requires careful planning. It starts with the selection of handpicked, high-quality, mainly organic, natural raw materials. During the distillation process in the best available copper stills, we pay particular attention to careful separation of the first and last runnings. We never add artificial flavours and dyes of any kind either. Sugar is only used where it is indispensable, i.e. in our liqueurs. Together with the subsequent product storage and maturation, as well as strict quality control, our production methods create the conditions for meeting our rigorous standards.

Our exceptional distillates are guaranteed to provide moments of pleasure that recall past taste sensations while also discovering new ones. Lovers and connoisseurs of premium spirits will find our unique eaux-de-vie and spirits open up a whole new world of tastes and aromas. We want to completely redefine the concept of “premium” – nothing more, nothing less.

We want our products to open up a whole new world of taste sensations and exceptional moments of pleasure.

Team

The people behind the scenes

Tim

Our managing director has two business degrees (an MBA and an MA). He also attended the Cape Wine Academy in South Africa in 2013. As the creative strategist and permanent source of ideas, he oversees all DSM activities. He makes sure everything is moving in the right direction.

Konrad

Our pharmacist, who has a PhD in Natural Sciences, seeks out hand-picked raw materials for our unique spirits, both locally and worldwide, and is responsible for developing new recipes and for quality assurance.

Dorina

Our buyer, who only sources the best raw materials, knows all our suppliers and is also our MacGyver. Dorina is responsible for coordination and oversees manufacturing. She’s always on the go.

Norbert

Our Master Distiller is devoted to his craft and is extremely passionate about it. He loves combining the centuries-old tradition of distilling with the opportunity to try out novel recipes in small batches.

Marvin

Our brand ambassador and mixologist is an experienced bar manager. He knows what’s in our products and helps our customers find out how to use them in bars and kitchens – for mixing cocktails, to perfume food and drink or simply enjoyed neat.

We perfect what has been tried and tested – but above all, we develop unique and original spirits. We view ourselves as pioneers with innovative products who are revolutionising the premium spirits market.

100% natural, high-quality raw materials

Our enthusiasm for the craft of perfect distilling and unique, innovative products starts with the raw materials. Hand-picked, high-quality, natural ingredients form the foundation of our premium spirits. We source these ingredients from traditional farms in the region, other parts of Germany and all over the world.

Whether it’s cucumbers from Germany, roasted mate leaves from Brazil or hazelnuts from Piedmont: the farms often have organic certification and some even have the Demeter seal.

Smaller agricultural holdings are sometimes unable to afford certification, or it is not possible because, although they do not use pesticides, yields would be too low without using fertiliser. Our close cooperation with suppliers, regular contacts and site visits enable us to ensure all the raw materials meet our demanding quality standards.

DSM supplies authentic, 100% pure products. Our spirits and eaux-de-vie only contain what is stated on the bottle and are free from added sugar or artificial flavours.

350 ml Apothecary Bottle

Our elegant, classic (350 ml, 42% vol) is a tall, slim apothecary bottle with a timeless design and a sturdy glass bottom. The long neck has an elegant mouth and is securely sealed with a cork of the highest quality. Perfect for stocking your drinks cabinet or as a classy gift.

50 ml Small Apothecary Bottle

Our second bottle (50 ml, 42% vol) is a classic small apothecary bottle. The ideal showcase for the hand-picked ingredients, carefully selected recipes and gently distilled spirits. Ideal for building your own library of flavours. Enjoy our spirits and eaux-de-vie drunk neat or create exciting sensory experiences by giving that special touch to dishes, desserts or cocktails.

50 ml Spray Bottle

Our spray bottle (50 ml, 50% vol.) will start a trend among gourmets and connoisseurs. Use our distillates in bars, kitchens or restaurants to delight your guests with exceptional moments of indulgence. Can be used for cooking, baking or mixing. Our spray bottle is practical and versatile. Perfume cocktails or drizzle over desserts – give free rein to your imagination and create completely new taste sensations.

350 ml Superior Handcrafted

Our superior handcrafted product line recalls the classic design of a tall, slim, and transparent apothecary bottle (350 ml), with a sturdy glass bottom. The long neck has an elegant mouth and is securely sealed with a golden cork embossed with our logo. Classy understatement that will adorn any bar.

40 ml Superior Handcrafted

Our Superior handcrafted products come in a clear glass bottle (40 ml) with a gold screw cap. Ideal as a trial size or as a gift.

We’ve conducted more than 1.000 test runs over the past years. Our pharmacist monitors the development of entirely new recipes and ensures meticulous quality control during manufacturing.

Shop

Delivery time around 3-5 working days.
All products can also be purchased in our Store & Showroom
in Berlin Mitte, Torstr. 141 Mo-Sa 11:00-19:30.

We are a small distillery and make a point of selling our products in small batches to maintain our high standards in terms of quality. Which is why, unfortunately, it occasionally happens that a product is out of stock. We’ll be happy to inform you as soon as the product is back in stock. Please simply send us an email. Thank you very much for your understanding. All prices incl. VAT. Free Shipping within Germany – minimum purchase 49,00 €.

    • Tastings & Tours

      15,00 125,00 

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      Tastings & Tours

      15,00 125,00 

      Every first Friday of the month, a guided tour of our distillery starts at 2 pm. It gives you a look behind the scenes. It ends with a tasting of our distillates. You should allow approximately 60-90 minutes for the whole event.

      Tastings & Workshops are only open to people over 18. If you are unable to attend a session, please phone us well in advance and we will no doubt be able to find a satisfactory solution. However, please note that firm bookings for tastings and workshops are non-refundable. No claims for compensation can be made.

      Tour 15,00 €/per person / approx. 1,5h 
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    • Workshop Geist/Gin Distillation

      175,00 

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      Workshop Geist/Gin Distillation

      175,00 

      Workshop Geist/Gin Distillation

      If you are interested in our craft, or maybe even always wanted try distilling and even make your own personal gin, our workshop will be just right for you! In around 3.5 to 4 hours, we’ll teach you the basics of distillation – from preparing and cleaning the raw materials, to maceration or mashing, gentle distillation, ending with maturation and dilution to drinking strength. With expert guidance, you’ll distil your own spirit or gin in a small copper pot still, which you can then take home. We also serve a light meal. We’ll get in touch a week before the event, so that you can select the right distillate for you and we can start it up.

      Tastings & Workshops are only open to people over 18. If you are unable to attend a session, please phone us well in advance and we will no doubt be able to find a satisfactory solution. However, please note that firm bookings for tastings and workshops are non-refundable. No claims for compensation can be made.

      Workshop Geist/Gin Distillation 175,00 €/per personmax 10-20 persons / Duration approx. 3,5h
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    • Cocktail Library

      14,90 

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      Cocktail Library

      14,90 

      This masterpiece by our mixologists provides the perfect inspiration when using our distillates behind the bar. It contains many classic cocktails, re-interpreted using DSM-products, and is illustrated by colourful sketches. A must for beginners and professionals, which will be extremely useful in bars.

      Cocktailbook 14,90 € / A6 with 206 pages and 100 b/w illustrations
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    • Almanac

      19,90 

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      Almanac

      19,90 

      Our Almanac offers a first-class overview of the DSM world. Our pharmacist has put his knowledge of our products down on paper here. In addition to specialist information, there are also personal and historical anecdotes about each product. It also contains other interesting facts and hand-drawn illustrations. The perfect reference book when enjoying our products. This classy volume will be an asset to any bar.

      Almanac 19,90 € / A5 with 208 pages and 100 color illustrations
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    • No 750 Pharmacist’s Christmas Spirit

      16,50 69,00 

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      No 750 Pharmacist’s Christmas Spirit

      16,50 69,00 

      {Spiritus festivus}
      spirit

      The idea for our Christmas spirit came from an Advent tradition: every year on the last Sunday of Advent, friends come round for an Advent coffee gathering, at which mother’s unsurpassed home baked Christmas cookies and, of course, our home-made mulled wine, are served. The blend of a good red wine and around a dozen spices is regularly greeted so enthusiastically that we obviously had to use this recipe to create a spirit. However, this turned out to be a lot more difficult than we initially imagined. As the taste of red wine as an important stabilising basis is absent, the individual components emerged too strongly in our early attempts. That’s why after our internal tastings, we kept changing the quantities of ingredients. But in the end, the pharmacist’s meticulousness and patience paid off and resulted in a beautifully balanced spirit, which legally must be labelled as a spirit drink. Christmassy aromas of rich citrus, cinnamon, various classic gingerbread spices and, of course, a hint of vanilla, are smoothly blended in our particularly fine alcohol. You’re guaranteed to enjoy the Christmas spirit even in summer!

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 720 Kraichgau Blue Velvet Pure Spelt

      16,50 59,00 

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      No 720 Kraichgau Blue Velvet Pure Spelt

      16,50 59,00 

      {Triticum spelta ‘Blue Velvet’}
      brandy/spirit

      The name “Blue Velvet” will remind almost everyone of the popular song from the 1950s, sung by Bobby Vinton, which catapulted to number one on the charts in 1963, as well as the more recent cover by Lana Del Rey. “Blue Velvet” is also the spelt enveloping the grain of this original pure spelt to protect it against predators. In the specialist literature, Blue Velvet was first mentioned in the mid-1850s, but its cultivation did not become widespread. Nowadays it is a protected exclusive product of our grain supplier and we have distilled a first-class grain spirit from it. Because spelt is a species of the wheat genus, our Korn eau-de-vie has a similar taste, i.e. it is mild with bready, fruity echoes.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 59,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 168,57 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 715 Kraichgau Forest Bush Rye

      16,50 59,00 

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      No 715 Kraichgau Forest Bush Rye

      16,50 59,00 

      {Secale cereale}
      brandy/spirit

      Most grain eaux-de-vie are based on conventional rye or wheat. This cereal stopped being a natural plant thousands of years ago, to become a grass modified by humans. We deliberately chose ancient grain varieties as the basis of our eaux-de-vie to give our products a more intense taste. This wild rye is an ancient rye from the Kraichgau region in southwestern Germany, and its name reflects its cultivation in forest clearings. In some areas, it is called St John’s Rye, a reference to its early sowing date around the feast of St John (24th June). Its grains are significantly smaller than ordinary rye grain, but otherwise very similar. Our Korn eau-de-vie made from forest wild rye is significantly stronger than eaux-de-vie made from wheat grain and has a totally individual note.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 59,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 168,57 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 710 Kraichgau Oriental Wheat

      16,50 59,00 

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      No 710 Kraichgau Oriental Wheat

      16,50 59,00 

      {Triticum turanicum}
      brandy/spirit

      There are numerous legends about oriental wheat, which is also called kamut. It has been found as offerings in the tombs of the Egyptian Pharaohs. It is sometimes also called “prophet’s wheat” after the legend that Noah carried the grain on board the ark. We can say for sure that oriental wheat is a very ancient grain. According to the latest genetic research, it is a natural hybrid of durum wheat and so-called Polish wheat. It originated in the north-eastern province of Khorasan in Iran, hence the name. The grains of oriental wheat are three times as big as those of normal wheat, have a golden-yellow colour and a slightly buttery, nutty flavour. In the nose and on the palate, the resulting mild Korn grain spirit recalls fresh bread underpinned by fruity notes.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 59,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 168,57 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 705 Kraichgau Emmer Wheat

      16,50 59,00 

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      No 705 Kraichgau Emmer Wheat

      16,50 59,00 

      {Triticum dicoccum}
      brandy/spirit

      Emmer (i.e. emmer wheat) is as old as einkorn. Its origins lie in the Middle East, where it has been cultivated for thousands of years. Nowadays, the hearty spicy tasting black emmer, which we also use, is most important. Like the other old grain varieties – einkorn or pure spelt – emmer is a spelt grain in which each individual grain is enclosed by a solid glume. Unlike naked wheat – this cannot be removed by threshing. In an additional elaborate production step, the husks are removed in a special hulling mill. This also explains why ancient grains are significantly more expensive than normal wheat, but we spared no expense or effort to create a unique, typical mild Korn grain spirit from this wonderful old grain variety.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 59,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 168,57 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 700 Kraichgau Einkorn Wheat

      16,50 59,00 

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      No 700 Kraichgau Einkorn Wheat

      16,50 59,00 

      {Triticum monococcum}
      brandy/spirit

      Einkorn wheat was domesticated more than 8,000 years ago in Turkey and the Middle East, which makes it one of the oldest grain varieties. The last meal of “Ötzi”, the 5,300-year-old mummy found in a glacier in the Tisenjoch mountain pass contained einkorn. In addition to the nutty taste of the grain – this was reason enough for us to brew a Korn spirit made from einkorn. As with all grain varieties, grain finely ground in a grist mill is then made into a paste by adding hot water to release the existing starch. Natural enzymes are then added to obtain the so-called sweet mash, as the enzymes cause the starch to decompose into sugar. Finally, the sugar is transformed into alcohol using specially selected yeast bacteria to produce the sour mash. Following gentle distillation, once the specific einkorn aroma was obtained, a wonderfully mild grain spirit was created, which Ötzi would have thoroughly enjoyed.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 59,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 168,57 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 687 German Caramel Tree Leaves

      16,50 69,00 

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      No 687 German Caramel Tree Leaves

      16,50 69,00 

      {Cercidiphyllum japonicum}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      Nomen est omen. Rarely can a naming be better understood, as in the case of the caramel tree originating from Japan and China, which is also known as the katsura. It is certainly noticeable in summer with its red leaf stalks, which stand out from the deciduous leaves. In autumn, its leaves show a splendid bright coloration from yellow to orange to carmine and scarlet red. Shortly before and during the fall of the leaves, the caramel tree finally reveals its name-giving secret: the colorful, falling leaves give off a beguiling scent between caramel, cotton candy, cinnamon and yeast cake, especially on humid days. And so it came about that we collected the leaves of the tree in light rain and, wrapped in the pre-Christmas scent, asked ourselves whether we would succeed in capturing precisely this characteristic in our spirit, which after all is the goal with all our spirits? And indeed, besides the fruity aromas that also characterize our spirit of autumn leaves (distillate N° 685), it shows nuances of the aromas during the fall of the leaves. But where do they actually come from? The characteristic smell of the caramel tree leaves is caused by maltol, a cyclic unsaturated ether found in caramel and malt. As studies have shown, its concentration rises abruptly during the period of leaf discoloration and has its highest value in leaves that are discolored in autumn. Despite all this, it remains a mystery whether nature is trying to achieve something with this elaborate spectacle or whether it is simply one of its whims.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 685 German Autumn Leaves

      16,50 69,00 

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      No 685 German Autumn Leaves

      16,50 69,00 

      {Frons autumnalis}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      Autumn leaves, seriously? We usually get an amazed, incredulous reaction when we mention this creation. But this product is exactly what DSM stands for: trying out new and totally unprecedented things. Even ideas that seem crazy are passed to product development. If what we expected emerges during the experimental optimisation, then it was worth the effort. If not, we’ve gained another valuable experience. But what can be expected of a spirit made from autumn leaves? Everyone probably has that captivating smell somewhere in their olfactory memory. The smells while walking through an autumnal park or forest keep us deeply grounded in nature because they make us aware of its cycle. This is precisely the smell that we captured in our spirit made from autumn foliage. We ventured out and collected newly-fallen leaves of one specific type of tree. Their beautiful yellowish to red colours were created by the breakdown of chlorophyll into carotenoids and anthocyanins. We immediately macerated the leaves, to preserve the typical notes. The tasting was the ultimate surprise, because in addition to the autumnal notes, we also detected amazing fruity notes that round off the unusual experience of this spirit. So it’s hardly surprising that it has already been used in various cocktail recipes. But where does the smell and taste actually come from? We’re not quite sure, but it’s probably a combination of the breakdown metabolic products in the leaves and the decomposition of the leaves by ray fungi occurring on the ground. This involves bacteria of the genus Streptomyces coelicolor, which produce earthy-smelling geosmin, among other things.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 680 Bosnian Porcino

      16,50 69,00 

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      No 680 Bosnian Porcino

      16,50 69,00 

      {Boletus edulis}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      We would have appreciated using German porcino, but we are not allowed to. In some countries, because they are a protected species, porcino may only – if at all – be collected by private individuals in small household quantities for their own consumption. As porcino cannot be cultivated, they can only be obtained in sufficient quantities for our purposes by wild collection in controlled areas. In Europe, these regions are found mainly in Romania and the countries of former Yugoslavia, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are rich stocks and the harvest is carried out in a sustainable manner, which means porcino will continue to delight future generations. To give pleasure to people today, we were able to capture in our spirit the wonderful walnut-like, earthy and mushroom-like aromas of organic porcino by particularly gentle maceration and distillation. It is, of course, an ideal ingredient for fine cuisine and can also be enjoyed neat by mushroom enthusiasts. For those interested in chemistry, by way of a postscript: using the analytical procedures of headspace chromatography with a sniffing port (i.e. a sniffer detector) it was possible to differentiate between the different substances responsible for the typical – especially when cut – fungal odour of porcino and identify them by their smell. It is a complex mixture of disparate ketones and alcohols, of which 1-octene-3-ol is the most important in terms of quantity.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 675 Bosnian Chanterelle

      16,50 69,00 

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      No 675 Bosnian Chanterelle

      16,50 69,00 

      {Cantharellus cibarius}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      Chanterelle has been a popular edible mushroom since antiquity, and it has a compelling spicy-aromatic smell and taste that we have conveyed 1:1 in our spirit. If you are preparing a tasty sauce, for example, or adding that special touch to a mushroom ragout or simply want to see how its aroma compliments a game steak, you won’t be very interested in knowing that science discovered the aliphatic alcohol called 1-octene-3-ol is one of the main components of the mushroom aroma. Just taste it! Incidentally, our organic chanterelles are sourced from a wild collection in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where there are still enough of them thanks to sustainable harvesting. Elsewhere, stocks have been dwindling since the 1970s, as a result of the major environmental issue of the era: acid rain. Because the mycelium of the chanterelle (filamentous cells of the fungus in the soil) is very sensitive to the sulphurous acid which is a component of acid rain. This decline means that chanterelles should only be collected by private individuals in small quantities for individual consumption.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 650 German Aztec Marigold

      16,50 69,00 

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      No 650 German Aztec Marigold

      16,50 69,00 

      {Tagetes erecta}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      The marigold is originally from South and Central America and has been cultivated since the 16th century. In the Far East, it is used mainly as a spice and medicinal plant, and in Europe, mainly as an ornamental plant, but its edible flowers are also used to decorate many a gourmet dish. It’s rather a shame that the lovely yellowy-orange colour of its beautiful flowers is left behind in the stillage – the residue of the solids and non-volatile components of the macerate – because one eats (and drinks) with one’s eyes. Our spirit made from tagetes – one of over 50 known varieties – is a clear, colourless product, containing volatile aromas that blend with the alcohol when it is distilled. This is an essential oil, with conflicting information about its composition in the literature, so we won’t list any information here. It’s enough to know how our spirit tastes without knowing the name of the causal principle. It tastes of the subtle aromas of anise and woodruff, which makes it somewhat resemble tarragon. A cool product that’s seeking its champion among chefs, mixologists and connoisseurs.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 647 German Rose

      16,50 79,00 

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      No 647 German Rose

      16,50 79,00 

      {Rosa species}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      People have been fascinated since ancient times by the scent of roses. The Greeks bestowed the title “Queen of Flowers” upon the rose. Hardly surprising, therefore, that the inventive spirit of the Persians experimented with processing the raw material until they finally succeeded in condensing the vapour of boiling rose petals using an alembic, a copper helmet. This marked the start of the distillation era. The aim in ancient times was to obtain scented water used for freshening up. Today, essential rose oil made from the fresh petals and rose absolute, extracted from the flower buds, is one of the world’s most precious raw materials for perfume. So it’s hardly surprising that the scents of fresh organic flowers of a wide range of varieties supplied from a famous German rose-growing region hit us with all their intensity. If only we could capture it in a spirit! What would it taste like? These are questions that we always ask ourselves at the start of product development. In the case of the rose, the answer was particularly fascinating because one distillate was far and away the favourite on the nose during the tastings, and the other on the palate. We therefore opted for both varieties of wild rose, which have been cultivated in this country for centuries. The result is a heavenly spirit with a lasting rose fragrance and taste (sic), along with tea and honeyed spicy notes. Its impact is due to citronellol, geraniol and farnesol, along with rose oxide and 2-phenyl ethanol. It will taste delightful in cocktails, and also in desserts and dressings, or dishes from Arabic or French cuisine.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 615 Chinese Jasmine

      16,50 79,00 

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      No 615 Chinese Jasmine

      16,50 79,00 

      {Jasminum officinale}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      Jasminum officinale, or common jasmine, is one of over 600 flowering plants in the olive family. Originally from the Himalayas, Kashmir and southern China, the plant is now also cultivated in Spain, France and Romania. The perennial climber is known for its white flowers, which have an intense honey-like, sweet and floral fragrance with fruity, herbaceous notes. It is very important in the perfume industry, aromatherapy and the production of jasmine tea. The edible flower buds, both fresh and dried, have found a place in the kitchen and the bar. They are mostly used in desserts, but also in spice mixtures to enhance the floral notes of a dish. They can be blended perfectly with aniseed, basil, ginger, pink peppercorns and white pepper. Cocktail variants include the Jasmine Fizz or the Jasmine Martini. Our jasmine spirit makes it easy to use just the right amount, eliminating the need for jasmine oil, syrup or aqueous jasmine extract, which are costly and time-consuming to produce. More than 100 substances in the essential oil produced from the flowers are responsible for the typical jasmine scent. Jasmone, methyl anthranilate, indole, phytol, benzyl alcohol, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate and linalool are some of them. Jasmine blossoms contain the greatest amounts of these substances at night, which is why they are harvested then. An experienced picker can gather between 10,000 and 15,000 flowers in a single night. This also explains the high price of jasmine oil, which is also said to have aphrodisiac properties.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
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    • No 645 German Tulip Magnolia

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      No 645 German Tulip Magnolia

      16,50 69,00 

      {Magnolia x soulangeana}
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      Magnolias are a plant genus of the Magnoliaceae family consisting of around 250 species originating in East Asia or America. Its evolution probably dates back over 100 million years. The French botanist Plumier discovered the magnolia in the United States when he was researching new plants for Louis XIV. He dedicated it to his famous compatriot, the botanist Pierre Magnol, by giving it the name “magnolia”. The first of its genus was brought to France in 1740 by a dealer who travelled back and forth between Europe and America. Since then, it has become a plant that is cultivated in many gardens around the world. This is hardly surprising, as magnolias in bloom are among the most beautiful plants in the world. This magnificent tree with its luxuriant flowers can quite rightly be called the “Queen of the Woods”. The tulip magnolia that we use is the most widespread. Luckily, we were able to harvest the flowers of a magnolia tree in our own garden. Who else would allow their own tree to be stripped of all its beautiful blooms, whose appearance and fragrance awaken the joys of spring? A fragrance that blends mild creamy floral and transparent fruity, aquatic and slightly spicy to honeyed notes with a delicate hint of citrus. This makes our magnolia spirit as sublime and exclusive as the blooms themselves. It’s worth experimenting with it. You can also do that yourself with magnolia petals: they taste delicious raw in salads or fried in batter!

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      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 640 French Lavender Flowers

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      No 640 French Lavender Flowers

      16,50 69,00 

      {Lavandula angustifolia}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      Lavender inevitably makes one think of France and the vast lavender fields of Provence. And this is exactly where we obtained the organic lavender flowers used in our wonderful spirit, with its pleasantly fresh, woody-floral, balsamic-sweet to herbaceous notes. Once you smell and taste it, you’ll immediately understand why humankind has always used lavender flowers for a wide variety of purposes. The ancient Romans used it for washing and bathing. At the French court, on the other hand, its perfume was used instead of water to cleanse the body (because pathogenic properties were attributed to water). Even today, it is considered a traditional herbal medicinal product for internal or external use to treat anxiety or added to baths for circulatory disorders, for example. The Latin generic name “Lavandula” derives from the Latin word for washing (“lavare”) and the species epithet “angustifolia” refers to the narrow leaves of the plant, which we used to create another of our exclusive spirits. Now, if you ask what this spirit made from lavender flowers with the above-mentioned aromas typical of the variety should be used for, we recommend using it anywhere that you want to add a touch of Provencal sunshine.

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      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 635 German Cornflower

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      No 635 German Cornflower

      16,50 69,00 

      {Centaurea cyanus}
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      Cornflower blue is a deep vivid blue colour which has inspired humans down the ages. For Estonians it symbolizes their daily bread as it grows in cornfields. In Germany after unification in 1871, it became a symbol of the country as a whole. Vincent van Gogh immortalised them in his painting “Wheat Field with Cornflowers”. Cornflower was previously maligned and considered to be a weed on arable land, especially in cornfields. This is also how it came by its name. And it’s one of a kind. In addition to its magnificent colour, based on the cyanidin centaurocyanin, which unfortunately is not transferred to our spirit during distillation, it has a wonderfully sweet smell and exciting floral aromas that make this subtle spirit something quite unexpected. The fact that something that looks so great also has a very surprising and impressive taste, definitely means it deserves to be drunk and enjoyed. This spirit should be enjoyed neat to be fully appreciated, and its sweet, floral aromas lend a hitherto unfamiliar note to desserts and cocktails because, as far as we know, this is the first spirit made from cornflower.

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    • No 625 German Elderflower

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      No 625 German Elderflower

      16,50 69,00 

      {Sambucus nigra}
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      The black elderberry is a common plant. That’s why there are numerous myths about it. It was considered to be the tree of life and so it was planted in many gardens. It is found in lowland forests, beside paths and roads and on riverbanks. In around June, it looks stunning as it has countless fragrant umbrella-shaped white umbels. In autumn, these turn into small, black, juicy berry-like stone fruits, which gave the black elderberry the epithet nigra (Latin: “niger” = black). Based on many years of experience, dried flowers of the black elderberry are also used as a traditional herbal medicinal product. That’s why the quality of the elderflower (Sambuci flos) is specified in the European Pharmacopoeia. Elderflowers are used to relieve the initial symptoms of a cold. There has not as yet been any research into which of its many ingredients (flavonoids, hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives, triterpenes, gums and essential oil) account for its diaphoretic and expectorant effect. The essential oil contributes over 60 components to the remarkable flavour that our spirit aimed to reproduce. These include cis-rose oxide (floral, rose, powdery), nerol oxide (green, floral, minty), hotrienol (sweet, tropical), nonanal (green, fresh, lemon), linalool (floral, citrus) and a-terpineol (floral), as well as hexanal and 3-(Z) hexenol (both fresh, green, and grassy). Our farmers in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania collected the wild flowers by hand. We used the fresh flowers to distil a wonderfully characteristic elder spirit. It has a range of flavours that will make you want to enjoy it neat, or use it to create spectacular cocktails and desserts.

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      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 620 Hallertau Hop

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      No 620 Hallertau Hop

      16,50 69,00 

      {Humulus lupulus}
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      The hop is a climbing plant whose species name “lupulus” is the diminutive of the Latin “lupus” (wolf) “because this plant has a tendency to strangle other plants, reminiscent of the way wolves harm other animals”. Hops have been cultivated in Europe for more than 1100 years. The dried female inflorescences are used as a traditional herbal remedy to treat anxiety and sleep disturbances in the form of the medicinal drug “Lupuli flos”. This is probably less well known than their use in beer wort. Hop cones contain polyphenols and lupulin, a mixture of resin and essential oil. While the resin contains the hop’s bitter substances, such as humulones and lupulones, the essential oil is estimated to contain more than 1,000 components, only 440 of which have been identified so far. The most important in terms of quantity are monoterpene myrcene, the sesquiterpenes α-humulene and β-caryophyllene, and the terpene alcohol linalool. All of these are quite volatile and poorly soluble in water. These substances largely evaporate during the traditional brewing method of wort boiling and are only found in appreciable quantities in cold-hopping, for example, in modern craft beers. In our spirit made from hops, on the other hand, all these substances are fully extracted by maceration in alcohol. Their volatility ensures that they transfer well into the distillate, promising the purest hop taste without the bitter substances of the resin. We also followed a tip from the brewers: one aroma hop is not enough – the secret is having the right mix! And naturally it had to be hops from Hallertau, the largest contiguous hop-growing region in the world, where the author picked hops when he was young.

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      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 610 Allgäu wheatgrass

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      No 610 Allgäu wheatgrass

      16,50 69,00 

      {Triticum aestivum }
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      Now that so many people are aiming to improve their individual life experiences, nutrition is becoming more personalised. So it’s hardly surprising that the so-called superfoods — foods with an actual or alleged health benefit — are becoming increasingly popular. These range from the domestic raspberry or blueberry to natives of exotic climes such as the goji berry or Cape gooseberry (Physalis), to chia seeds and even wheatgrass. Detoxifying, rejuvenating and skin-enhancing properties are attributed to wheatgrass, as well as healing properties to assist the fight against serious illnesses. This is where it becomes problematic from a legal point of view, because advertising foods with health claims is only permissible if there is evidence from scientific studies carried out as part of an approval procedure. Fresh wheatgrass has been proven to contain many vitamins, minerals and amino acids, in addition (of course) to the green plant pigment, chlorophyll. All these substances form an integral part of a balanced diet and thus make nutritional sense. So there’s nothing against the occasional “wheatgrass shooter”, as the dark green, freshly pressed juice is called. As only the hardy will want to drink it neat, wheatgrass should be pressed with fruit, for instance. We were inspired by the strong green aroma of fresh wheatgrass shoots, which is why we macerated and slowly distilled the freshly harvested Allgäu organic wheatgrass that was sown specially for us. The result is a refreshing spirit, with wonderful green, grassy notes, ideal for use in cocktails or in the kitchen.

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      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 605 Thai Pandan

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      No 605 Thai Pandan

      16,50 69,00 

      {Pandanus amaryllifolius}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      The plant Pandanus amaryllifolius is the only one of over 600 species of the Pandanus genus with strong smelling leaves. The leaves are used in many Southeast Asian countries as a natural flavouring and colouring in the kitchen, as well as in traditional medicine. Food is wrapped in the leaves before steaming or frying. The flavour and colour are transferred, but the leaves are not eaten. Ideally – as in the case of our spirit – fresh leaves are used. They are much more aromatic as they lose flavour when dried. The plant is sometimes called the “vanilla of the East”, though less on account of its price, as it is cultivated across much of Asia. The flavours are actually responsible for the name. These are characterised as milky-sweet to rose-like floral, and vanilla-like to slightly almond-like and nutty. It’s probably this exotic combination that made such an impression on the friendly Berlin bartender who inspired us to manufacture this spirit. The key component of the aroma of pandan leaves is 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline, which can be detected even in very small quantities. It smells of fresh buttery popcorn and also gives white bread, jasmine and basmati rice their typical smell. Many other components, such as 4-ethylguaiacol (an important flavouring in wine) b-damascenone (also called rose ketone) and 3-methyl-2 (5H)-furanone (also found in soy sauce or roasted coffee), contribute to the sensory experience of pandan. They also lend our spirit a potpourri of flavours, which add that certain something to cocktails and dishes.

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      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 600 Rhoen Mountain Meadow Hay

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      No 600 Rhoen Mountain Meadow Hay

      16,50 69,00 

      {Faenum montis}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      You can only appreciate nature with all your senses if you’re in the here and now. Many people achieve this by going into the wild and getting away from it all. It may be that there are basic instincts in us, deeply rooted in our genes, that make us stay still at such times and heighten our perception. The scents that surround us during these carefree moments are deeply embedded in our olfactory memories. That’s why many people associate the fragrance of hay with a summer stroll through the fields and meadows of their childhood. We aimed to preserve this exact smell in a spirit so as to have it handy at all times. For this, we macerated and very gently distilled sun-dried organic mountain meadow hay from the Rhoen UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The result was a spirit that far exceeded our expectations in terms of capturing the olfactory memory. Our spirit made from  mountain hay blends the soothing smell of summery dried hay with the scents of aromatic herbs and fragrant wild grasses as only found in unspoiled nature. It will transport you to a freshly mowed meadow in the twinkling of an eye. The typical smell of hay when the grass is dried is due to the coumarins, which are also found in woodruff, tonka beans and Chinese cinnamon. These have glycosidic bonds in the living plant to some extent and are only released when the sugar is separated as the plants wither. Coumarin with its sweet, herbaceous and spicy fragrance and vanilla-like taste also provides inspiration for creative talents who want to use this unique spirit in the kitchen.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 590 German Lemon Verbena

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      No 590 German Lemon Verbena

      16,50 69,00 

      {Aloysia citrodora}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      Foodies and gourmets of the world rejoice; this spirit is absolutely incredible! The fragrance of the elongated leaves from our supplier of exceptional herbs was indescribably intense. By just slightly rubbing and cutting the verbena, an inevitable part of the processing, we were enfolded in a cloud of the freshest, most fruity lemon fragrance, which is why we very quickly overlaid it with alcohol because the flavours should be enjoyed in the spirit rather than simply creating a pleasant aroma during manufacturing. The raw material lives up to its Latin name citrodora. It is amazing how many members of the vegetable plant kingdom are blessed with the beautiful citrus aromas of citral without being even slightly botanically related to each other. But even more surprising is the fact that every single spirit produced from them has a completely different character when combined with the other aromas of the essential oil. In the verbena, it is mainly limonene, which also contributes its own lemony notes. Other than strongly recommending drinking it neat at room temperature for pure enjoyment, or topping it up with champagne, we’ll leave it up to the creative talents in award-winning kitchens and top-bars as well as connoisseurs to decide what else they can do with it. We look forward to hearing from them!

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      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 585 German Lemon Balm

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      No 585 German Lemon Balm

      16,50 69,00 

      {Melissa officinalis}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      The Latin name Melissa, as it is also often called, is revealing: the Greek words melissa and meli, which mean bee and honey, give an idea of how popular the honey-rich small whitish flowers of lemon balm are with bees. Artepitheton officinalis, on the other hand, is a reference to the medicinal use of the plant. Due to their calming and carminative effect, the leaves are used to treat sleep disorders and functional gastrointestinal disorders but have also long been widely used as a spice in Europe. Among the numerous ingredients of Melissa that are the reason for its widespread use, we are mainly interested in the essential oil, because this is responsible for the smell and taste of our spirit. Its aromatic, lemony, spicy aromas are mainly contributed by the monoterpene aldehydes citronellal, geranial (i.e. citral a) and neral (i.e. citral b), in which the proportion of the first one mentioned varies considerably according to the country of origin. Geraniol (flowery and rose notes), linalool (floral and woody notes) and other terpenoid substances also contribute to the refreshing overall impression that sets our pure Melissa spirit apart. We highly recommend using it for mixing, in fine cuisine or drunk neat at room temperature for immediate enjoyment.

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      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 580 Thai Lemon grass

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      No 580 Thai Lemon grass

      16,50 69,00 

      {Cymbopogon citratus}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      When purchasing raw materials, luck is also an important factor. In the case of the lemon grass, we were extremely lucky: our buyer scoured Thai markets to find the most aromatic lemon grass. And he came up trumps, as you can smell and taste when you enjoy this outstanding spirit. Its strong, intensely fresh, somewhat “green” lemon aroma is mainly due to a mixture denoted as citral of two isomers, monoterpene aldehyde geranial and neral, with smaller amounts of b-myrcene and numerous other components. They create a spirit with an unparalleled lemon freshness and naturalness, which prompts one to ask what it can’t be used with, rather than vice versa. It is ideal for pure pleasure, for example, in Asian food, where its aromas contribute that special something. It adds a subtle lemon touch to dressings, jams, salads and desserts, and lends an exotic hint to drinks such as herbal tea or cocktails. The grass also has other properties which explain its traditional use in other parts of the world. It is said that the flowers used to be smoked by shamans on Lake Tanganyika to induce dreams that enabled them to predict the future.

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    • No 575 Ceylon Cinnamon

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      No 575 Ceylon Cinnamon

      16,50 69,00 

      {Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      It had to be Ceylon cinnamon from Sri Lanka. Only organic whole sticks were good enough for us. It’s not hard to distinguish between Ceylon cinnamon and Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) because the latter is mainly obtained from a thick layer of bark, which curls at the ends while drying and therefore does not form a closed stick. Ceylon cinnamon only consists of very thin layers of bast, several of which are pushed into each other for drying, which makes it possible to create a closed stick with a cigar-like cross-section. Ceylon cinnamon also has a finer aroma and the thin layers preserve it for much longer than is the case with Chinese cinnamon. The constituents of the essential oil are also significantly different. Cheaper cinnamon varieties such as Chinese cinnamon contain coumarin, which brings those woodruff-like notes. On the other hand, in our spirit made from Ceylon cinnamon, cinnamic aldehyde is in the foreground and eugenol is also an important ingredient. You can smell and taste it, whether it is enjoyed neat or used to add a special touch to pastries or cakes, desserts and jams, cocktails or mulled wine, tea or Asian dishes.

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      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 570 Bosnian Juniper Berries

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      No 570 Bosnian Juniper Berries

      16,50 69,00 

      {Juniperus communis}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      We were quite surprised at how different juniper from various sources can taste, but in the end, it was easy to reach a decision. Because fresh berries from Bosnia and Herzegovina have a particularly fine aroma that is reminiscent of gin. The classic sweet-spicy, aromatic and slightly resinous-bitter conifers notes unfold, complemented by a hint of lemon, as if the berries had been mixed with a little lemon peel. The basis of this special blend is the essential oil, containing, among other things, the terpenes a-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, terpinene-4-ol and b-pinene. Of course, German juniper berries were also among the contenders, as the “cypresses of the north” are characteristic of nearby Lüneburg Heath. But, for complex aromas, the Mediterranean product, which benefits from a higher number of sunshine hours, is well ahead of the game. One should point out that juniper berries are false fruits, botanically speaking, because after pollination, the three uppermost scale leaves grow around the ovules like a fleshy fruit, and these form single-hull so-called seed cones which can be seen when you look at fresh juniper berries. In addition to pure enjoyment, this distillate, which is referred to under European legislation as a “juniper-flavoured spirit drink”, is the ideal accompaniment for many meat dishes and harmonises with bay leaves, garlic, thyme, fennel and pepper.

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    • No 565 Israeli Thyme

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      No 565 Israeli Thyme

      16,50 69,00 

      {Thymus vulgaris}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      If a friendly bartender at one of the top-class bars is so delighted by your thyme spirit after one a tasting that he decides to use it in a mixology competition, that’s a sign that all the effort paid off, from optimally harvested, aroma-rich raw material, through to time-consuming manual crushing and special maceration of the tiny thyme leaves, to the especially careful distillation of the sensitive ingredients. This produced an essential oil with the phenolic monoterpenes thymol and carvacrol as its main components. As the key aroma, the green, spicy, slightly flowery and cooling nuances of the thymol are responsible for the characteristic thyme aroma. Up to 250 species belong to the genus Thymus, but only two, including the “vulgaris” used by us, are authorised for use in the production of the pharmaceutical drug “Thymi herba” according to the European pharmacopoeia. The drug was already used in ancient Greece. Nowadays it is accepted as a traditional herbal medicinal product that can help to treat bronchitis and catarrh in the upper airways and inflammation of the mouth mucosa, for example. But now – after this excursion into the world of thyme – let us go back to our spirit made from the same herb. It blends all the complex and Thymus vulgaris aromas with the wonderful restrained sharpness of the alcohol and jazzes up savoury and sweet dishes, such as ice cream, and also drinks. But try adding it to champagne!

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    • No 560 Vietnamese Star Anise

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      No 560 Vietnamese Star Anise

      16,50 69,00 

      {Illicium verum}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      Essential oils are crucial ingredients that can be extracted and distilled with alcohol. They can have quite a complex composition. The quantitative amount of a single component, however, does not necessarily reflect its importance in the overall flavour. This means that “the more, the better” doesn’t apply in this case. Sometimes a substance found in small quantities is much more important for the perceived aroma. In the case of the star anise, nature followed the adage and decided that the essential oil would mainly consist of trans-anethole. With its lingering sweet, liquorice-like, warm herby, spicy to slightly peppery notes, it also dominates our spirit made from organic Vietnamese star anise. Like fennel, bronze fennel, basil and tarragon, the oil also contains estragole (i.e. methyl chavicol). Something that all these plants have in common is a similar, pattern of components of the essential oil, which also differ in that each has its own unique variation and justification, which is also reflected in our spirits. Our star anise spirit will add that special something to jams, creamy soups (carrot, pumpkin), game, beef, fish or poultry dishes, desserts and cocktails, and not only during the Christmas season.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 555 German Mushroom Plant

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      No 555 German Mushroom Plant

      16,50 69,00 

      {Rungia klossii}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      A herb that tastes like porcini? We were somewhat dubious when our supplier sent us a sample of this herb that we had never come across before. However, the shiny, crisp and succulent leaves, with a slightly spinach-like texture, gave off a delicate unusual mushroom-like aroma somewhat resembling that of oyster mushrooms, champignons and porcino mushrooms. And we were sold on it, because this wonderful herb was crying out to be used in a spirit. Following a series of tests, we eventually came up with the perfect recipe, which enabled us to perfectly blend the mushroom flavours into the alcohol. Rungia klossii – the Latin name for the mushroom, originates in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, where it is used as a vegetable by the locals and is also a valuable source of protein, as well as being used in traditional medicine. We recommend using this spirit with anything that goes well with the mushroom-like notes, such as soups, casseroles, stews, salads, sandwiches, wok dishes and, naturally, mushroom dishes. But please note: as with the fresh leaves, you should only add our spirit to a dish when it’s cooked or almost ready, so as not to dull the beautiful aromas with too much heat!

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)>
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    • No 552 German Moroccan Spearmint

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      No 552 German Moroccan Spearmint

      16,50 69,00 

      {Mentha spicata ‘Marokko’}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      The wide variety of mints means it’s extremely tempting to use them to produce spirits. From apple mint to lemon mint, there’s plenty of temptation for distillers obsessed by aromas. Following the enthusiastic reception of our distillate No 550 — German Chocolate Mint — we wanted to complement the range with a classic mint, as not everyone appreciates its After Eight flavour. After numerous attempts, Moroccan spearmint with its lime green, pointy oval, rough leaves proved to be the best choice. Morocco’s national drink consists of mint and Chinese gunpowder green tea, with lots of sugar and hot water. The tea is traditionally made by hosts to welcome guests in a ritual ceremony. Moroccan mint lacks the menthol sharpness of peppermint or even our chocolate mint, because it is one of the mints that is very low in menthol. This can be clearly detected when you compare our two distillates. Cooling mentholated and woody notes are characteristic of menthol. In the essential oil of Moroccan spearmint, carvone with spicy minty spearmint notes predominates, along with bready notes that have slight hints of caraway. These aromas are complemented by dihydrocarveol, neodihydrocarveol and limonene with citrus notes. We think this idiosyncratic spirit is an ideal ingredient for cocktails, such as a Hugo or Mojito, or in desserts of all kinds and ice cream, and above all, enjoyed neat at room temperature.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 550 German Chocolate Mint

      16,50 69,00 

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      No 550 German Chocolate Mint

      16,50 69,00 

      {Mentha x piperita ‘Chocolate’}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      There are so many mints around the world that it was prophesied in the 9th century that anyone wishing to name all the species would also know how many fish swim in the Red Sea. Therefore, we’ll simplify the subject by just looking at peppermint. The leaves have long been used to treat various ailments, and also as an anticonvulsant. The name peppermint refers to a certain sharpness due to the high menthol content. Together with other components of the essential oil, menthol produces a penetrating, characteristic, pleasant aromatic smell and an equally pleasant, aromatic, camphor-like taste, initially burning, then with a cool aftertaste. This is also true of chocolate mint, which has blackish brown petioles that look very much like chocolate. However, the slightly different composition of the essential oil results in additional chocolate-like aromas, so this spirit gives an overall impression of the famous After Eight chocolate mints. That’s why it goes really well with all desserts (you must try it with ice cream!) or is ideal for adding an unusual touch to meat (game!) and fish dishes and, of course, cocktails. Our favourite option is simple and easy: drunk neat!

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 545 German Yarrow

      16,50 69,00 

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      No 545 German Yarrow

      16,50 69,00 

      {Achillea clavennae}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      To the best of our knowledge, our supplier is the only one offering this unique herb. So, we were grateful to obtain sufficiently large quantities for our purposes. This is the bitter yarrow variety, whose vermouth-like characteristics were described in 1609-10 by the Italian pharmacist Nicolò Clavena from Belluno. The famous Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus in 1753 also honoured Clavena in the species name, but evidently made a mistake when he added an extra “n”, as the species should actually be called “clavenae”. The generic name “Achillea” refers to Achilles, the legendary hero of the Trojan War, who apparently used plants of this genus for healing wounds. The bitter substance achillein, responsible for the taste of bitter yarrow, is not contained in our spirit because it remains in the stillage during distillation. On the other hand, the fresh, intensely aromatic and spicy fragrance reminiscent of mountain meadows, with a hint of chamomile produced by crushing the leaves, due to the main components of the essential oil – camphor and 1,8-cineole – can be detected 1:1 in our spirit and lends a summery touch to dishes and drinks.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 540 South African Golden Sage

      16,50 79,00 

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      No 540 South African Golden Sage

      16,50 79,00 

      {Salvia africana-lutea}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      The flowers of the South African sage are golden yellow when they start to flower (later they turn rusty orange then reddish-brown), and this also explains its Latin name (luteus = (golden) yellow). Early European settlers used the plant to treat colds and chronic bronchitis. Traditional healers still use it for these purposes, as well for fever and headaches. However, the aromatic leaves used for our spirit – coming from shrubs that grow in the South African provinces of Eastern, Northern and Western Cape – are an unspectacular, greyish-green. It is also called beach sage or dune sage because it usually grows near the coast. Speaking of leaves: we rubbed these off from the harvested raw material by hand and also had to work around the thorn-like protuberances on the branches that probably act as a defence against herbivores. But all the effort more than paid off: it resulted in a distillate with a superb taste, which, despite its name, is nothing like the well-known sage smell and taste found in Europe. It is characterised by a complex essential oil with around 50 components. The most important in terms of quantity are a-pinene, myrcene, o-cymene and a-eudesmol. People can decide for themselves whether they prefer to enjoy this spirit neat or use it to add that special touch to food or drinks, or both.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 535 German Sage

      16,50 69,00 

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      No 535 German Sage

      16,50 69,00 

      {Salvia officinalis}
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      The “officinalis” in the Latin name of common sage indicates its suitability for medicinal use. Because of their antibacterial effect, alcoholic extracts of the leaves are used for gargling, etc. We are however only interested in its use as a kitchen spice. Our extremely aromatic wild sage comes from Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany, and was harvested in the early hours of the morning, carefully packed and immediately refrigerated in order to undergo elaborate processing at our Berlin craft distillery the next morning. We began by picking the leaves from the stems, washing them by hand and finally cutting them up with a knife. The quantity required meant several days engaged in manual work, but in view of the outcome, every minute was well worth it. It’s a first-class sage spirit, which has been well received by aficionados, bartenders and chefs alike. The typical flavour is due to the main components of the essential oil – in particular a– and b-thujone, camphor and 1,8-cineol – and ancillary components, especially b-pinene, borneol and bornyl acetate and some sesquiterpenes, such as b-caryophyllene.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 530 South African Wild Rosemary

      16,50 79,00 

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      No 530 South African Wild Rosemary

      16,50 79,00 

      {Eriocephalus africanus}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      “Kapokbos” is the name given to African rosemary in its homeland South Africa, where it flourishes in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Namaqualand. There are 34 species of the genus Eriocephalus in southern Africa and they all have one thing in common: the fluffy seeds that appear shortly after flowering are covered in long white hair and resemble tiny snowballs, which is how they got their local name, because “kapok” means snow and “bos” stands for bush. In addition to its striking appearance and widespread distribution, the plant has a pleasant aromatic fragrance, spread by crushing its needle-like leaves, another reason why this extraordinary plant is popular with most of the local people. It is also widely used in the kitchen for seasoning meat dishes and vegetable stews and as a tea for relieving the symptoms of coughs and colds, etc. In times of severe water shortages in the Cape region, bushes like the kapokbos are ideal garden plants because they can thrive on very little water. In gardens, they also exude a herbaceous and balsamic fragrance that is unfamiliar in our part of the world, and that’s the reason why we selected this plant for one of our spirits. According to studies of plants cultivated in Spain, it contains 61 components, with artemisia ketone, intermedeol and g-eudesmol being the main constituents in terms of quantity. This spirit is crying out for people who are willing to try out new things and bold enough to mix it with familiar flavours to create completely new combinations.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
      Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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    • No 525 Spanish Rosemary

      16,50 69,00 

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      No 525 Spanish Rosemary

      16,50 69,00 

      {Rosmarinus officinalis}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      The “officina” is a place where high-quality goods are manufactured as well as the adjoining sales area. It is the name used by pharmacists for their workplace in the pharmacy. This is referred to by the Latin epithet “officinalis”, which means “for medicinal purposes”. Rosemary leaves are used internally to treat digestive disorders and applied externally to treat rheumatic diseases, etc. A variety of substances are responsible for its effect, these include tannins (mainly rosemarinic acid), flavonoids, bitter substances, saponins, resin and the essential oil containing, among other things, 1,8-cineol, a-pinene, camphor, camphene and borneol. The essential oil is what makes it eminently suitable for distilling a spirit of outstanding quality. But it was a long, hard road. We only succeeded after numerous attempts and even more tastings. Did the developers of “Aqua Reginae Hungariae” – Queen of Hungary Water have a similar experience? This is a rosemary spirit made by distilling rosemary flowers with alcohol that appeared in the 14th century and was reputedly one of the first distilled perfumes. According to the legend, it was supposed to be a true fountain of youth. Our rosemary spirit naturally can’t compete with this. But we’re convinced that the opposite is also true: Queen of Hungary Water cannot compete with our very intense, authentic rosemary spirit, which is extremely popular not only in the kitchen, but also in the bar scene.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 522 Indian Periyar Pepper

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      No 522 Indian Periyar Pepper

      16,50 69,00 

      {Piper nigrum}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      In addition to the pepper variety we selected for our distillate No 520 Indian Black Pepper, another variety stood out so strongly in our experiments on account of its aroma that we have also included it in our product range. The reason for this pepper’s very special aroma is the way it is cultivated and harvested, as well as its origin. The fruit of pepper plants is usually harvested green and unripe. It turns black when dry due to the enzymatic oxidation of o-diphenols. However, this particular pepper is left on the plant and only harvested with its red pericarp when it is ripe. This gives it a much more subtle flavour. It comes from the Periyar National Park, located in the spice region of Kerala in southern India. In the green, sheltered hills of Kumily, where there is also a tiger reserve, pepper is not cultivated in the usual way, as a monoculture in a plantation. Instead, smallholders plant older and now endangered pepper varieties, scattered throughout the jungle. The pepper is picked by hand from March to May. After drying in the sun and further selection by hand, the pepper has truly earned its exotic name. This production method leads to an essential oil content that is twice as high as conventionally grown black pepper, with b-caryophyllene, a-pinene and limonene as the main components. You can smell and taste it. We hope all those creative talents out there will have lots of fun deciding between the two varieties — not an easy choice!

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 520 Indian Black Pepper

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      No 520 Indian Black Pepper

      16,50 69,00 

      {Piper nigrum}
      eau-de-vie/spirit

      “Give it some pep”. A phrase that means to make something more lively or interesting. We decided to take it literally. It took some time to find really good organic black pepper. We decided on Indian pepper, because that’s where the king of spices originally comes from. Before goods began to be transported by ship from Asia, pepper had to be brought to Europe overland. The oldest evidence of trade with Europe north of the Alps is the Bremen peppercorn, a white pepper seed, found in 1989 during excavations in Bremen city centre. It dates from the 13th century and is proof of the trade relations between the Hanseatic city and South Asia in the High Middle Ages. The Piper nigrum plant, which yields this delicious hot and spicy pungent fruit twice a year, is a liana with tendrils winding up trees to a height of 10 metres. The black colouration of the green fruit that is harvested unripe occurs when it is dried due to the enzymatic oxidation of o-diphenols. The sharpness of the piperine during distillation remains in the stillage, which means the spicy, sweet, woody, resinous flowery aroma of the essential oil – tasting of pine and smelling like lemon – comes to the fore in our spirit. The perfect choice for drinking neat, seasoning almost any type of food and adding the finishing touch to cocktails.

      Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
      Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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    • No 518 Honduran Allspice

      16,50 69,00 

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