• No. 100 Sicilian Citron

    16,50 79,00 

    225,71 390,00  / l

    No. 100 Sicilian Citron

    16,50 79,00 

    {Citrus medica}
    Geist

    Alongside the pomelo and the mandarin, the citron is one of the three original citrus fruits. All other species in the genus citrus that we know today came about through hybridisation of these initial three. The citron started its journey from Asia to the Middle East back in the 4th century BC, in the wake of Alexander the Great’s campaigns. Jewish migrants then brought them to Sicily, amongst other places. Able to grow as large as a volleyball, the plant’s fruit has an odd bumpy surface. Due to the fruit’s thick pith, it does not produce a lot of juice. Instead, it is used as the main source of succade (candied peel), which is often used in stollen for example. The fruit has significance in rituals in Judaism, where it is called an “etrog”, as well as in Buddhism, where the fingered citron variety known as “Buddha’s Hand” is used as an offering on altars. We were fascinated by the idea of using this historical, original citrus variety to distil a spirit for possibly the first time. Our supplier provided us with a small batch of citrons – still with some leaves, twigs and long spines from the plants – from which we were able to create something wonderfully tantalising, with captivating and refreshing citrus notes.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 105 Mallorcan Verna Lemon

    16,50 69,00 

    197,14 390,00  / l

    No. 105 Mallorcan Verna Lemon

    16,50 69,00 

    {Citrus x limon ‘Verna’}

    When some friends invited us to attend their wedding near Sóller in Majorca, we discovered the Serra de Tramuntana for the first time and loved it. Particularly memorable were the incredibly aromatic lemons, which made fantastic jam. We knew right away that we had to have this fruit to create an equally aromatic spirit. Our supplier sources the widely grown Verna lemons from small, organic producers, who do not use any artificial treatments on the fruit during ripening or after the harvest. The main flavour carrier of our spirit is the key aroma of the lemon, citral (mixed isomers of the aldehydes geranial and neral). The main ingredients in terms of quantity are limonene, β-pinene and γ-terpinene. Genetically speaking, the different lemon types are hybrids of the bitter orange and the citron. With its clear, pure and vibrant lemony notes, this spirit is the perfect accompaniment wherever lemons or their juice are added: to fish dishes, summer salads, dressings, Mediterranean dishes and sour cocktails. It just enhances the lemony taste of the cocktails, as the lemon’s acidity is non-volatile, and our lemon spirit, therefore, isn’t sour.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 110 Sicilian Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    197,14 390,00  / l

    No. 110 Sicilian Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {Citrus x sinensis}

    The orange is a hybrid (indicated by the “x” in the Latin name) of a mandarin and a pomelo. It originally came from Southeast Asia – the North German name Apfelsine means “apple from China” – and was likely introduced to Sicily by the Arabs. The balance between the juice aroma and essential oil from the orange peel is a crucial element of this fruity, refreshing spirit. This is why it’s so time-consuming to produce: as with most other citrus fruits, the juice is pressed after the orange zest has been finely peeled. This is done because both ingredients contribute quite different flavours to the bouquet and taste experience. Limonene is the dominant note in the peel oil, while fresh orange juice contains more than 200 components, with esters, aldehydes and terpene hydrocarbons dominating the overall aroma. When blended, they make this orange spirit something unique and unforgettable, whether you drink it neat or mixed, or eat it drizzled over ice cream as a dessert.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No 115 Sicilian Vanilla Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    197,14 390,00  / l

    No 115 Sicilian Vanilla Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {Citrus x sinensis ‘Vaniglia’}

    This orange variety produced by natural crossing is very low in acidity and tastes much sweeter than ordinary oranges. The low acidity also makes it suitable for people with a sensitive stomach, and children love it. The aromatic flesh is tender and juicy and is therefore also ideal for squeezing. The pronounced vanilla aroma documented during sensory profile analyses is the reason we selected this variety as the basis for a spirit. Even though the distinctive aroma is rather subtle, this spirit has quite a different smell and taste from its equivalent obtained from a classic orange. We highly recommend drinking it neat at room temperature. It can be enjoyed at any time of the year. However, it goes really well in a cocktail too, with a dash of champagne, for example.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 120 Mallorcan Canoneta Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    197,14 390,00  / l

    No. 120 Mallorcan Canoneta Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {Citrus x sinensis ‘Canoneta’}

    The old Canoneta orange variety is an indigenous species that originates from its current location in the Sóller valley on Mallorca and is only found there. Named after its breeder – the village doctor Metge Canonet – the so-called mother of all Sóller oranges, is usually harvested in March and April. It doesn’t look especially appealing, which is why it didn’t sell very well. The recent return to older, local varieties is the reason for the increased interest in cultivating Canoneta again. We were impressed by their “inner qualities”, especially the sweet juice, which has a slightly sour note, and the aromatic peel. So, to create this spirit, we preserved a batch of the freshest produce from a small family-run orange plantation.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 125 Sicilian Tarocco Blood Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    197,14 390,00  / l

    No. 125 Sicilian Tarocco Blood Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {Citrus x sinensis ‘Tarocco’}

    The small town of Ribera on the southern coast of Sicily stands on a plateau between the Magazzolo and Verdura valleys. The soil in this area is extremely rich in nutrients, and the climate is ideal for growing citrus fruit. “Arancia Rossa di Sicilia“ is an EU-protected designation of origin for Sicilian blood oranges originating from here. There are different varieties, such as Sanguinelle, Moro and also our Tarocco. With its well-balanced sugar-acid ratio, the Tarocco is one of the most popular Sicilian blood oranges. Important aromatic compounds in the juice are short- to medium-chain aldehydes and various esters. The peel produces an essential oil with limonene as the main ingredient. The juice and oil composition differ according to the variety and ripeness, which means the taste of the distillates also varies. When gently swished around the mouth, our spirit made from Tarocco blood oranges leaves a pleasant aftertaste – reminiscent of the freshest, most aromatic blood oranges – that can be relished for several minutes. It is best enjoyed neat and at room temperature. Experienced bartenders will also be very enthusiastic about using this spirit in new, refreshing cocktails. Last but not least, a hint of this spirit adds the crowning glory to desserts, ice cream or cheesecake.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 130 Mallorcan Blood Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    197,14 390,00  / l

    No. 130 Mallorcan Blood Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {Citrus x sinensis ‘Blood Orange’}

    As every child knows, blood oranges obviously have nothing to do with blood, other than the dark red colour of the flesh and sometimes also the peel, but this colour only occurs when the night temperatures drop below 10°C. Blood oranges are the result of a mutation centuries ago. Unfortunately, as the dyes are non-volatile, none of the beautiful colour of the fruit is transferred to our spirit during distillation. However, what are volatile are the key aromas such as limonene, the aldehydes hexanal, octanal, decanal (i.e. with 6, 8 and 10 carbon atoms) and -sinensal with its citrus fresh, sweetish smell, and octyl acetate and neryl acetate. The latter has a sweet, flowery smell reminiscent of oranges and roses. These are what give our spirit the typical blood orange taste. Just listing these wonderful aromas makes one imagine melting it on the tongue or enchanting your guests by drizzling it over delicious vanilla ice cream.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 135 Mallorcan Bitter Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    197,14 390,00  / l

    No. 135 Mallorcan Bitter Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {Citrus x aurantium}

    You have to be a bit crazy to produce a spirit from a small wrinkled citrus fruit, which is normally only used to make candied orange peel and English bitter orange marmalade. But nothing ventured, nothing gained! As is well-known, the bitter orange is a hybrid of a pomelo and a mandarin. As with parents and children, it gets its spicy-bitter taste from one side while the other contributes the mandarin-like fragrance that gives this spirit its unique character. Limonene is the main component of the essential oil. The characteristic bouquet is due to substances that only occur in small quantities, such as the aldehydes citral, nonanal, decanal and dodecanal, and the esters linalyl acetate, geranyl acetate, citronellyl acetate, decyl pelargonate and anthranilic acid methyl ester. The bitter orange was introduced to Mallorca by the Arabs along with other citrus fruits in the 10-12th centuries. Up until the mid-18th century, the small bitter orange tree was used for grafting but was later banned because of a viral disease. That’s why nowadays, you will still find trees with sweet oranges on some branches and bitter oranges on others. In its dried form, the bitter orange peel has even made it into the European Pharmacopoeia, where its quality is controlled for use in treating loss of appetite and digestive problems. The effect is mainly due to the bitter substances contained in the peel, which stimulate the secretion of digestive enzymes.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 140 Sicilian Grapefruit

    16,50 69,00 

    197,14 390,00  / l

    No. 140 Sicilian Grapefruit

    16,50 69,00 

    {Citrus x paradisi}

    The aroma of the red-fleshed grapefruit, picked from the tree just a week earlier, which we processed into our grapefruit spirit, was absolutely amazing. We had never encountered such highly aromatic fruit. So, we weren’t surprised that we were able to use it to manufacture a product with an unusually intense smell and taste. The main ingredient of grapefruit oil in terms of quantity is limonene. However, the typical grapefruit smell is due to (+)-nootkatone, a bicyclic sesquiterpene with an odour threshold of 0.001 ppm. This means we can detect the scent of a single nootkatone molecule in a billion air molecules. But the juice is also a significant contributor to the aroma, mainly with thiols, aldehydes, ketones and esters, but not bitter substances, which fortunately remain in the stillage during distillation. The grapefruit is a hybrid of an orange and a pomelo. It shouldn’t be equated with the latter, as they are completely different fruits.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 145 Sicilian Mandarin

    16,50 79,00 

    225,71 390,00  / l

    No. 145 Sicilian Mandarin

    16,50 79,00 

    {Citrus reticulata}

    There’s a simple reason why we don’t use the pith – the white layer of the citrus fruit immediately below the oil cells: It is of no value to our spirits because it does not contain any volatile flavouring substances. It consists mainly of pectin, a constituent of gelling agents. When ripe, mandarin pith is broken down into a network of fibres, referred to in Latin as “reticulata”, i.e. “netlike”. The pith breakdown in ripe mandarins is the reason they are so easy to peel. However, for us, they mean a lot of work because we go to the trouble of using a knife to scrape away the pith inside every single peel. But this has paid off because we’ve succeeded in producing a unique and particularly pure mandarin spirit. The aroma of the mandarin spirit is determined by the cyclic monoterpenes limonene and -terpinene, and only very small quantities of N-methyl anthranilic acid methyl ester, which give it its characteristic bouquet. A spirit that can be drunk neat at any time, which immediately makes one dream of summery-southern climes.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 160 German Korona Strawberry

    16,50 79,00 

    225,71 390,00  / l

    No. 160 German Korona Strawberry

    16,50 79,00 

    {Fragaria x ananassa ‘Korona’}

    The unmistakably strong strawberry aroma of this ancient and popular variety compares extremely favourably with the newer varieties, which is why we selected it for this eau-de-vie. The Korona is a very high-yield, semi-early variety, which flowers shortly after the end of the winter and is therefore somewhat sensitive to late frosts. Fortunately, this was not an issue in 2018, due to the warm spring temperatures. This meant the big, juicy-sweet fruit of the Korona strawberry were able to ripen fully for our eau-de-vie produced by maceration and distillation. In June 2018, in accordance with the relevant rules, we extracted five parts of the fruit that was specially harvested for us at a Demeter farm near Berlin with one part alcohol. We then carefully distilled this macerate to release the full effect of the strawberry aroma on the nose and the palate. Perfect for those who like drinking it neat or to add that special touch to desserts and cocktails. Connoisseurs probably don’t find it important to know that the main flavour component responsible for the great taste of this eau-de-vie – along with more than 300 other substances – is something with a complicated-sounding name: 2,5-dimethyl-4-hydroxy-2H-furan-3-one (furaneol for short).

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 165 German Tulameen Raspberry

    16,50 79,00 

    225,71 390,00  / l

    No. 165 German Tulameen Raspberry

    16,50 79,00 

    {Rubus idaeus ‘Tulameen’}

    Even though the name suggests otherwise, the raspberry is not a berry! Some of you may recall the cumbersome term “aggregation of drupes” from biology lessons. This tells us that the raspberry is made up of many small stone fruits formed of individual carpels. There are countless varieties of raspberry with red, yellow and black fruiting bodies, which can be divided into summer and autumn raspberries. The former includes our Tulameen, a variety obtained in 1980 in Vancouver, Canada by crossing Nootka and Glen Prosen. We’ve chosen it because it is very aromatic and tastes delicious. The large, sweet, attractive fruits were harvested when particularly fresh towards the end of June 2018 by a farmer in Southern Germany in sufficient quantities for us to manufacture an eau-de-vie by maceration and distillation. We mixed five parts fruit with one part alcohol and, after the end of the maceration period, carefully distilled it to capture the full force of the rheosmin or raspberry ketone in our eau-de-vie. But it would be wrong to think that only one substance is responsible for the bombastic flavours of this spirit. Raspberry ketone may dominate, but it is just one of more than 200 substances that contribute to the flavour. Taste this classic drink neat, with dessert or in a sophisticated cocktail mix.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 175 German Strasberry

    16,50 69,00 

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    No. 175 German Strasberry

    16,50 69,00 

    {Fragaria x ananassa ‘Mieze Schindler’}

    “People often ask us: “What is it, a raspberry or strawberry?” The answer is unequivocal, because, from a botanical point of view, it is a variety of the strawberry. The Latin suffix ‘Mieze Schindler’ refers to the wife of the director of the State Institute for Horticulture in Dresden, Professor Otto Schindler, who bred the variety from two other varieties almost a century ago. At first glance, it looks very similar to a raspberry and is probably the most aromatic strawberry variety with a distinctive wild strawberry aroma. Cultivating the strasberry calls for a degree of enthusiasm on the part of our Southern German strawberry farmer. This is because the variety is regarded as not very productive and the fruit is not particularly storable. Also, as it only forms female flowers, it has to be planted in between other varieties to ensure pollination. The particularly intense aroma is well worth the effort, however. The strasberries were harvested for us at peak ripeness and immediately deep frozen to preserve the flavours until maceration. From a botanical point of view, the strawberry is not a berry but an aggregate accessory fruit, i.e. the tasty red part of the strawberry is a false fruit because the actual fruits are the small nuts on the surface. But there’s nothing false about our spirit. It’s an exceptionally intense, aromatic strawberry spirit with the very special wild strawberry aromas of the ‘Mieze Schindler’ and therefore we recommend drinking it neat, or for use in the kitchen or bars.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 180 German Blackcurrant

    16,50 79,00 

    225,71 390,00  / l

    No. 180 German Blackcurrant

    16,50 79,00 

    {Ribes nigrum}

    In contrast to strawberries and raspberries, the blackcurrant is a berry in the botanical sense, i.e. an indehiscent fruit formed from an ovary, with an outer skin that remains fleshy when ripe. Its German name ‘Johannisbeere’ reflects the fact that the fruit ripens around the 24th of June, the feast day of St John the Baptist. At that time, the berries are plump and spherical with a dark blue to inky violet colour because of the high anthocyanin content in the skin. This colour is also characteristic of the famous French liqueur Crème de cassis. Rather than a sweet, colourful variety, we’ve opted for a fruity, clear variety with a fantastic aroma. We used perfectly ripened fruit from our southern German farmer to extract an eau-de-vie (by maceration and distillation), i.e. using five parts blackcurrants to one part alcohol. During the slow distillation, the flavouring substances are over-distilled with the alcohol, in particular 4-methoxy-2-methyl-2-butane thiol, a substance to which the human nose is particularly sensitive. Its pleasant, desirable smell of blackcurrants can be detected in very low quantities; however, in higher concentrations, our receptors suddenly start detecting unpleasant notes. There are definitely none of these in our eau-de-vie. On the contrary, it has compelling aromas that are typical of the fruit, which make it ideal for mixing, adding a special touch to desserts or drunk neat for pure pleasure.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No. 250 German Beelitzer Asparagus

    16,50 69,00 

    197,14 390,00  / l

    No. 250 German Beelitzer Asparagus

    16,50 69,00 

    {Asparagus officinalis}

    Local sourcing of fresh fruit and vegetables is in. If you want to manufacture high-quality spirits, the raw materials must be of the highest quality, harvested when perfectly ripe, and processed as quickly as possible. Because a spirit can only be as good as the raw materials it’s made from. In the case of asparagus, the issue of origin was quickly resolved: when you have such famous and delicious asparagus right on your doorstep, you have to grab it. A small asparagus producer from the town of Beelitz close to Berlin told us about a particularly aromatic variety of the noble sprouting vegetable. After washing and crushing it, we macerated it for a while. During the extraction process, the substances which produce the asparagus taste and smell are resolved. These are mainly sulphur-containing substances, such as asparagusic acid and its methyl esters, and 1,2-dithiol in boiled asparagus. Unfortunately, the body converts these sulphur compounds into substances that don’t smell very nice, as any asparagus eater will already have experienced. But this obviously doesn’t prevent one enjoying the delicacy. Although the season is extremely short, our spirit gives asparagus lovers the opportunity to add a touch of asparagus to dishes such as soups, sauces or dressings. And even in bars, our asparagus spirit is used in some cocktails.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l) 
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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