No 495 German Lavender Leaves

17,50 69,00 

350,00 197,14  / l

You wouldn’t necessarily expect a spirit made with lavender leaves to be so radically different from one made using the flowers. Science soon clarifies why this should be the case: whereas the essential oil from the flowers contains approximately 70 % of the key aromas – linalool and linalyl acetate – in more or less equal parts, the leaves contain hardly any of these two substances. Their oil contains no such key aromas, but is made up of more than 80 components, including epi--cadinol, borneol, 1,8-cineol and camphor, but all in relatively small quantities. Overall, the leaves contain much less essential oil than the flowers. This is also reflected in the amount of raw material required when the leaves are used to produce a spirit. In terms of smell and taste, you’ll immediately know it’s lavender when you taste the leaves’ spirit, but camphor-like, aromatic and woody notes are more predominant than fresh, sweetish and floral ones. This is what makes this spirit useful when one wants lavender echoes without being hit by the full force of this aroma, which can quickly become overwhelming. It can be used for perfuming salads, soups or sauces, dressings, desserts and drinks.

350ml – 69,00 € (42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
50ml – 17,50 € (42 % vol – 350,00 €/l)
50ml Spray – 19,50 € (50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
Prices incl. VAT.