• No 620 Hallertau Hop

    16,50 69,00 

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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 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 635 German Cornflower

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    No 635 German Cornflower

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    {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 640 French Lavender Flowers

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    No 640 French Lavender Flowers

    16,50 69,00 

    {Lavandula angustifolia}
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    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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  • 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 615 Chinese Jasmine

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    No 615 Chinese Jasmine

    16,50 79,00 

    {Jasminum officinale}
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    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)
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
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  • No 647 German Rose

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    No 647 German Rose

    16,50 79,00 

    {Rosa species}
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    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)
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  • No 650 German Aztec Marigold

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    No 650 German Aztec Marigold

    16,50 69,00 

    {Tagetes erecta}
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    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.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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