No 195 Ukrainian Rowan

17,50 79,00 

350,00 225,71  / l

The red, bitter-tasting fruit of rowan trees, also called rowan berries, are traditionally regarded as toxic, but that should be taken as an exaggeration. The raw berries are not very edible due to the presence of parasorbic acid, which is responsible for their bitterness and may cause indigestion. Parasorbic acid is hydrolysed during cooking to sorbic acid, a well-known and well-tolerated food preserving agent. Consequently, using the berries for jams or purées has an equally long tradition, as does distilling delicious eaux-de-vie from them. Botanically speaking, these are not actually berries but pome fruit, as can easily be seen if you take a closer look at the little red fruit both whole and in cross section. The rowan tree is also known as the mountain ash as it thrives at high altitudes and its leaves resemble those of the ash. It is distributed throughout Europe and is able to withstand the harsh climate of low mountain ranges. Our organic rowan berries were collected wild in the Ukrainian Carpathians, which are also called the Wooded Carpathians. We used them to prepare a wonderful eau-de-vie “by maceration and distillation” using five parts fruit and one part alcohol. Fruit acids are important for the aroma, as are essential oils, which come to the fore in our eau-de-vie in the typical delicate marzipan notes accompanied by mild chocolate notes in the aftertaste. Perfect for sheer enjoyment.

350ml – 79,00 € (42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
50ml – 17,50 € (42 % vol – 350,00 €/l)
50ml Spray – 19,50 € (50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
Prices incl. VAT.

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