No 508 Madagascan Cloves

18,90 74,90 

378,00 214,00  / l

Who doesn’t know the melody of Brahms’s Lullaby? The text German children grow up with translates as:  “Good evening, good night,
With roses covered,
With cloves adorned,
Slip under the covers.
Tomorrow morning, if God wills,
you will wake once again.”  The cloves are put in the cradle for their essential oils which evaporate and have antiseptic properties. They also smell nice and are supposed to repel insects and prevent diseases. The word clove is derived from the Latin clavus, meaning “nail”. It got the name because its shape was reminiscent of the hand-forged nails of the Middle Ages. But why do cloves have this unusual shape? They are the dried flower buds of the clove tree, which originates from the Molucca Islands. The buds are hand-picked before they blossom and turn brown and hard when dry. The spice reached Europe in the Middle Ages and became very well known. That’s why the name for the carnation in other European languages is the same as for cloves, because the root contains a similar essential oil. This essential oil is also why cloves are described in the European Pharmacopoeia. They are used medicinally in dentistry for localised pain relief. The cloves we use in our spirit are particularly high-quality organic ones from Madagascar. The oil mainly consists of eugenol, along with eugenyl acetate and b-caryophyllene, which are responsible for the unmistakable strongly aromatic, warm and spicy-sweet smell and taste. It tastes fantastic in any dish usually flavoured with cloves or in autumn or winter cocktails, for example.

350ml – 74,90 € (42 % vol – 214,00 €/l)
50ml – 18,90 € (42 % vol – 378,00 €/l)
50ml Spray – 18,90 € (50 % vol – 378,00 €/l)
Prices incl. VAT.