• No 100 Sicilian Citron

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    No 100 Sicilian Citron

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    {Citrus medica}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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)
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  • No 101 Sorrentine Citron

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    No 101 Sorrentine Citron

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    {Citrus medica}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Fortune really did favour the bold on this occasion. Poor harvests at our Sicilian citron farmers due to bad weather meant we were unable to produce our Distillate No 100 as planned. Just in time, we contacted a bergamot supplier, who was able to respond to our request for citron from Sorrento, an area near Naples famous for cultivating citrus fruit. As described for our Distillate No 100, the lemon is one of the three original citrus fruits, alongside the pomelo and the mandarin. All other species in the citrus genus that we know of today are the result of the hybridisation of these initial three. 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. Just four days after the harvest in Sorrento, we took delivery of wonderfully aromatic scented citrons and immediately processed them into a marvellous spirit. It is typical of the variety and – like its Sicilian counterpart – has captivating, refreshing citrus notes that resemble those of cedar fruit. This is also the reason for the Italian name for the fruit — cedro (which also means cedar in Italian) — derived from the Greek word kedrómêlon, “cedar apple”.

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  • No 105 Mallorcan Verna Lemon

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    No 105 Mallorcan Verna Lemon

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    {Citrus x limon ‘Verna’}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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.

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  • No 110 Sicilian Orange

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    No 110 Sicilian Orange

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    {Citrus x sinensis}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 115 Sicilian Vanilla Orange

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    No 115 Sicilian Vanilla Orange

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    {Citrus x sinensis ‘Vaniglia’}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 120 Mallorcan Canoneta Orange

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    No 120 Mallorcan Canoneta Orange

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    {Citrus x sinensis ‘Canoneta’}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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)
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  • No 123 Mallorcan Ortanique

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    No 123 Mallorcan Ortanique

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    {Citrus reticulata ‘Ortanique’}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    One of the most exciting tasks for distillers is seeking out the best raw materials. During this search, names we’ve never heard of keep appearing on the radar and arousing our interest. One example is the ortanique. This fruit is slightly larger than the mandarin and rounded, with a strong, orange-coloured skin and an intense mandarin and orange aroma. It was first discovered in Jamaica in the 1920s and is probably the result of hybridisation between wild oranges and tangerines (a local variety of mandarin). This hybrid is now cultivated in many countries and has spread from Spain via Cyprus and Morocco to South Africa. Its name reflects its origins, as it is a combination of or(ange), tan(gerine) and either (un)ique or (Jama)ïque (for Jamaica). But it’s not only the name that reflects the ortanique’s origins – so do the flavours: the typical mandarin aroma of N-methyl anthranilic acid methyl ester predominates, together with limonene that occurs in both mandarins and oranges, blends fantastically well with the esters, aldehydes and other flavour components of the juice to create a wonderfully idiosyncratic spirit. It will delight the palate after a light summer meal, for example, and its lingering aftertaste will make you dream of southern climes.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 125 Sicilian Tarocco Blood Orange

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    No 125 Sicilian Tarocco Blood Orange

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    {Citrus x sinensis ‘Tarocco’}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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)
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  • No 130 Mallorcan Blood Orange

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    No 130 Mallorcan Blood Orange

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    {Citrus x sinensis ‘Blood Orange’}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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 β-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.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 135 Mallorcan Bitter Orange

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    No 135 Mallorcan Bitter Orange

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    {Citrus x aurantium}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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.

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  • No 140 Sicilian Grapefruit

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    No 140 Sicilian Grapefruit

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    {Citrus x paradisi}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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.

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  • No 145 Sicilian Mandarin

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    No 145 Sicilian Mandarin

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    {Citrus reticulata}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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 γ-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.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
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  • No 150 Sicilian Clementine

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    No 150 Sicilian Clementine

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    {Citrus x clementina}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Citrus fruits are a large family that is highly complex from a botanical point of view. The advent of molecular genetic analysis led on several occasions to presumed relationships needing to be corrected. This was also the case for the clementine, a relatively recent citrus fruit. It was previously thought to be a hybrid of a mandarin and a Seville orange (bitter orange). However, in 2002, scientists in Corsica discovered that it is a hybrid of the Mediterranean mandarin and the orange. It takes its name from a French monk, Clément Rodier. This hybrid occurred randomly in 1902 in his mandarin plantation in a village near Oran in Algeria. Since then, cultivation of the clementine has outstripped that of mandarins because it has few if any pips — which is what customers want — and its peel is much thicker and therefore more resistant to cold and pressure, which gives it a longer shelf life. Our Sicilian citrus fruit specialist went back on the road for us and brought us freshly harvested clementines. Just one week after the harvest, we were able to process the aromatic fruit and immortalise its essence in our spirit. Although the composition of the essential oil — which has limonene as its main ingredient — is similar to that of the mandarin, the nuanced differences in composition make the clementine spirit a totally different product. It will pamper the palate when poured over desserts, in cocktails or drunk neat at room temperature.

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  • No 155 Calabrian Bergamot Orange

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    No 155 Calabrian Bergamot Orange

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    {Citrus x bergamia}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    While it’s fair to assume that the smell of most citrus fruits is generally perceived as pleasant, bergamot falls into the category of “you either love it, or hate it.” The same applies to Earl Grey Tea, which is scented with bergamot. That’s why bergamot oranges are rarely cultivated for human consumption, but primarily for their essential oil, which is used mainly in the perfume industry. The reason for their intensely perfumed smell is the particular composition of the peel oil, which contains around 350 components. It is true that the cyclic monoterpene limonene predominates, as it does in most citrus in terms of quantity, but other citrus fruit oils contain fewer other components in large quantities. Linalyl acetate is for instance sometimes found in comparable quantities to limonene, along with significant quantities of linalool, γ-terpinene and β-pinene. Bergamot flourishes particularly well on the coast of Calabria at the tip of the Italian boot, where the extreme climate lets the extremely aromatic fruits ripen fully. That’s where our organic bergamot oranges come from, and we process them carefully in our distillery just three days after the harvest. As always, each fruit is hand-washed and dried before being carefully peeled and pressed. It is warm macerated using our special process and then gently distilled to produce a spirit in a class of its own. It will appeal to people who love the bergamot aroma and, mixed in a cocktail, may even convince those who would otherwise tend to avoid it. In the kitchen, it adds that special something to seafood as well as to wild boar or salad dressings.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 157 Mallorcan Persian Lime

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    No 157 Mallorcan Persian Lime

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    {Citrus x latifolia}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Is that from Persia or Majorca? Some of our product names may sometimes make would-be connoisseurs furrow their brows. But there’s a simple explanation: our organic limes come from the popular tourist island, hence the name “Mallorcan”. In addition to the Persian lime (Citrus x latifolia), there is also the key lime (Citrus x aurantifolia). These are two different hybrids, which differ in appearance and in the composition of their essential oils: the key lime is only about the size of a ping-pong ball and has lots of pips, whereas the Persian lime is larger and seedless. Research into the composition of the essential oils revealed sufficient differences to explain the different smell and taste of the two lime varieties. Everyone can make up their own mind as to which they prefer. We eventually opted for the Persian lime, which we carefully macerated and then distilled slowly following extraction. The result is a world-class spirit with subtle bitter notes and sweet citrus aromas that are ideal for adding that special touch to a caipirinha, daiquiri or mojito. Or it can also be drunk neat as, with its complex aromas, it almost resembles a cocktail on its own. Contrary to popular belief, limes are not green lemons, but an independent citrus species that also turns yellow when ripe. The adjective “Persian” probably refers to the fact that it spread from Asia to Europe along ancient Persian trade routes

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