No 455 German Spruce Tips

17,50 69,00 

350,00 197,14  / l

Young, bright green spruce shoots generally grow in May and should be no longer than a bone of the little finger. The shoots were hand-picked by our farmers in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and macerated immediately at the distillery. After that, patience is needed. Experience has shown that particularly lengthy maceration is extremely beneficial for this spirit made from young spruce shoots. The reason is that the predominant components of the essential oil in the young shoots (unoxidized terpenes) take longer to dissolve during the maceration process we use. This is required to extract the whole range of components. Only what is released by the needles can pass into the distillate during the subsequent distillation. However, the wait more than paid off. The freshly macerated tips produced an exceptionally green and fruity to fresh and spicy distillate with a forest aroma and hints of lemon. It matured significantly during storage and also gained in complexity. Harvesting shortly after sprouting means the proportion of oxidized monoterpenoid ester bornylacetate, with its very strong pine aroma, is less pronounced. The notes of unoxidized monoterpenes such as a- and b-pinene and limonene therefore became more prominent. These are responsible for the aroma profiles above. But enough dry theory: the proof of the pudding is in the eating. So it’s up to the mixologists, chefs and other creative people.

350ml – 69,00 € (42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
50ml – 17,50 € (42 % vol – 350,00 €/l)
Prices incl. VAT.