• No 680 Bosnian Porcino

    16,50 69,00 

    No 680 Bosnian Porcino

    16,50 69,00 

    {Boletus edulis}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    We would have appreciated using German porcino, but we are not allowed to. In some countries, because they are a protected species, porcino may only – if at all – be collected by private individuals in small household quantities for their own consumption. As porcino cannot be cultivated, they can only be obtained in sufficient quantities for our purposes by wild collection in controlled areas. In Europe, these regions are found mainly in Romania and the countries of former Yugoslavia, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are rich stocks and the harvest is carried out in a sustainable manner, which means porcino will continue to delight future generations. To give pleasure to people today, we were able to capture in our spirit the wonderful walnut-like, earthy and mushroom-like aromas of organic porcino by particularly gentle maceration and distillation. It is, of course, an ideal ingredient for fine cuisine and can also be enjoyed neat by mushroom enthusiasts. For those interested in chemistry, by way of a postscript: using the analytical procedures of headspace chromatography with a sniffing port (i.e. a sniffer detector) it was possible to differentiate between the different substances responsible for the typical – especially when cut – fungal odour of porcino and identify them by their smell. It is a complex mixture of disparate ketones and alcohols, of which 1-octene-3-ol is the most important in terms of quantity.

    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 647 German Rose

    16,50 79,00 

    No 647 German Rose

    16,50 79,00 

    {Rosa species}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No 645 German Tulip Magnolia

    16,50 69,00 

    No 645 German Tulip Magnolia

    16,50 69,00 

    {Magnolia x soulangeana}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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!

    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 157 Mallorcan Persian Lime

    16,50 69,00 

    No 157 Mallorcan Persian Lime

    16,50 69,00 

    {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

    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 685 German Autumn Leaves

    16,50 69,00 

    No 685 German Autumn Leaves

    16,50 69,00 

    {Frons autumnalis}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Autumn leaves, seriously? We usually get an amazed, incredulous reaction when we mention this creation. But this product is exactly what DSM stands for: trying out new and totally unprecedented things. Even ideas that seem crazy are passed to product development. If what we expected emerges during the experimental optimisation, then it was worth the effort. If not, we’ve gained another valuable experience. But what can be expected of a spirit made from autumn leaves? Everyone probably has that captivating smell somewhere in their olfactory memory. The smells while walking through an autumnal park or forest keep us deeply grounded in nature because they make us aware of its cycle. This is precisely the smell that we captured in our spirit made from autumn foliage. We ventured out and collected newly-fallen leaves of one specific type of tree. Their beautiful yellowish to red colours were created by the breakdown of chlorophyll into carotenoids and anthocyanins. We immediately macerated the leaves, to preserve the typical notes. The tasting was the ultimate surprise, because in addition to the autumnal notes, we also detected amazing fruity notes that round off the unusual experience of this spirit. So it’s hardly surprising that it has already been used in various cocktail recipes. But where does the smell and taste actually come from? We’re not quite sure, but it’s probably a combination of the breakdown metabolic products in the leaves and the decomposition of the leaves by ray fungi occurring on the ground. This involves bacteria of the genus Streptomyces coelicolor, which produce earthy-smelling geosmin, among other things.

    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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  • Tastingbox 3 x 50 ml

    49,00 

    Tastingbox 3 x 50 ml

    49,00 

    Looking for the perfect gift? Our wide selection of tasting boxes has something for even the most unusual tastes. Each of the boxes contains three different thematically combined spirits and eaux-de-vie in a gold-embossed, high-quality black case. The exclusive limited edition boxes are individually signed and numbered. Your friends, relatives or business partners will be delighted!

    Je Box 49,00 € (3×50 ml, 42 % vol – 326,67 €/l)
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  • Cocktail Library

    14,90 

    Cocktail Library

    14,90 

    This masterpiece by our mixologists provides the perfect inspiration when using our distillates behind the bar. It contains many classic cocktails, re-interpreted using DSM-products, and is illustrated by colourful sketches. A must for beginners and professionals, which will be extremely useful in bars.

    Cocktailbook 14,90 € / A6 with 206 pages and 100 b/w illustrations
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  • Almanac

    19,90 

    Almanac

    19,90 

    Our Almanac offers a first-class overview of the DSM world. Our pharmacist has put his knowledge of our products down on paper here. In addition to specialist information, there are also personal and historical anecdotes about each product. It also contains other interesting facts and hand-drawn illustrations. The perfect reference book when enjoying our products. This classy volume will be an asset to any bar.

    Almanac 19,90 € / A5 with 208 pages and 100 color illustrations
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  • Tastings & Tours

    15,00 75,00 

    Tastings & Tours

    15,00 75,00 

    Every first Friday of the month, a guided tour of our distillery starts at 2 pm. It gives you a look behind the scenes. It ends with a tasting of our distillates, and you’ll receive our cocktail book to take home. You should allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole event.

     

    Tastings & Workshops are only open to people over 18. If you are unable to attend a session, please phone us well in advance and we will no doubt be able to find a satisfactory solution. However, please note that firm bookings for tastings and workshops are non-refundable. No claims for compensation can be made.

     

    Tour 15,00 €/per person / approx. 1,5h 
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  • No 507 Albanian Common Myrtle

    16,50 69,00 

    No 507 Albanian Common Myrtle

    16,50 69,00 

    {Myrtus communis}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    The organic myrtle we used for our spirit comes from the Mediterranean, where the shrub — also called the common myrtle — originated. The ancient Romans and Greeks (and others from the 16th century onwards) saw myrtle branches and flowers as symbols of youth and beauty as well as virginity. That’s the origin of the custom — still occasionally found today — of using myrtle in bridal wreaths or bouquets. Brides used to plant a twig from the bridal wreath in the ground and let it take root. The verdant plant was taken as a sign of enduring marital bliss and was nurtured. That’s how the myrtle became a feature in living rooms and is considered to be one of the oldest indoor plants. The evergreen shrub bears lots of fragrant small white flowers in summer. After pollination, these develop into blue-black berries. They are used for instance to produce the Sardinian liqueur Mirto Rosso. We aimed to capture the scent of the myrtle leaves, which also gave it its name: the genus name Myrtus comes from the Greek “mýron” (fragrant juice, balm) and refers to this scent. It is based on the components of the essential oil – almost 50 of them, depending on the origin of the myrtle – and mainly contains α-pinene, 1,8-cineole, limonene, linalool and myrtenol acetate. These lend our spirit a distinctive spicy smell with eucalyptus and camphor notes. Creating a spirit makes it possible to use myrtle in the kitchen and bar, which would otherwise be inadvisable because the leaves are bitter.

    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 452 German Eucalyptus

    16,50 69,00 

    No 452 German Eucalyptus

    16,50 69,00 

    {Eucalyptus species}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Evergreen eucalyptus trees immediately make you think of Australia. This is no accident, because over 700 of the approximately 800 to 900 species of this genus are from there. The rest come from Indonesia. They are important because their rapid growth makes them important wood sources. That’s why they are grown in many tropical and subtropical countries. The trees extract such large amounts of water from the ground, however, that this creates a problem in countries such as South Africa, which have to cope with drought. As a result, there is now opposition to them in certain regions of the country. This characteristic is also used for draining swamps. This destroys the breeding sites of the Anopheles mosquito, which is responsible for transmitting malaria. The alternative name for the eucalyptus — the “Fever tree” — can probably be attributed to this, and also to the essential oil, which is supposed to disinfect the air. The fact that it contains an essential oil is why the eucalyptus also unfortunately causes bush fires to occur and then burn for a long time. That oil is extremely important for the production of this exceptional distillate, however. The oil mainly consists of 1,8-cineole, with α-pinene, limonene and α-terpineol also playing vital roles. It is distinguished by a characteristic refreshing spicy aromatic smell, with minty and grassy-green notes. After dozens of experiments with dried and fresh eucalyptus species, we managed to capture precisely this characteristic in our spirit. We can envisage it being used in a Eucalyptus Martini or by chefs who are keen to try out new things.

    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 335 Indian Vetiver

    16,50 69,00 

    No 335 Indian Vetiver

    16,50 69,00 

    {Vetiveria zizanioides}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Vetiver is a tropical bunch grass, which grows to between 50 centimetres and 1.50 metres high. It is originally from Asia (South India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka), but is now cultivated in many tropical regions. The parts of the plant above ground are not used, only the extremely dense root system that can extend up to 3 m underground. There’s a good reason why vetiver is called khus or ”aromatic root” in India. The essential oil, obtained by steam distillation from both fresh and dried roots, is a component of many perfumes. It has elegant oriental notes and, depending on the degree of drying of the root, can have aromatic green, woody balsamic, strong earthy, root-like and smoky notes as well as refreshing citrus notes and dark leather accents. This is due to a complex blend of sesquiterpenes and their alcohols and ketones. The alcohols khusimol, cyclocopacamphanol A and B, vetiselinenol and isovalencenol have woody notes. The ketone khusimone has rhubarb and grapefruit notes, a-vetivon has strong grapefruit notes and b-vetivon has woody notes. These unusual flavours are blended perfectly in our spirit made from organic vetiver root, and are just crying out to be used as creatively in cocktails and in cooking as the Indians use vetiver in their daily lives. The root has the property that it smells pleasantly cool and aromatic for a long period, especially when sprayed with water. That’s why it is used to make everyday items such as mats, curtains or shutters in India.

    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 454 Polish Spruce Needles

    16,50 69,00 

    No 454 Polish Spruce Needles

    16,50 69,00 

    {Picea abies}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Who isn’t familiar with the wonderful fragrance of pine needles on a walk through the forest in summer? It has a deeply soothing and balancing quality that connects us with the world of nature. But how do you recognise a spruce tree and how does it differ from the pine, for example? That’s easy: spruce needles are prickly; pine needles aren’t. This undesirable characteristic is also the reason why spruce has been supplanted by the ever-popular Nordmann fir as Christmas trees since the 17th century. Although one drawback is that the Christmas forest smell has disappeared from living rooms, as the latter produces almost no essential oil. That’s why we prefer to use spruce for our spirit. Its aromatic organic needles are collected wild and have an impressively high essential oil content. The German pharmacopoeia gives a detailed definition of the minimum and maximum amounts of the following components of spruce needle oil that is used medicinally: α-pinene, camphene, β-pinene, car-3-ene, limonene, bornyl acetate and borneol. Our spirit has captivating strong spruce notes of bornyl acetate, which can be detected even in the smallest quantities. The specially selected raw materials are the reason why this stands out in the distillate. They are easy to distinguish from the aroma produced by freshly harvested spruce tips because the composition of the essential oil changes significantly within the first weeks as the fresh tips mature. The proportion of oxidized terpenes keeps increasing and the non-oxidized proportion decreases. We recommend that anyone still not convinced should try a comparative tasting!

    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 518 Honduran Allspice

    16,50 69,00 

    No 518 Honduran Allspice

    16,50 69,00 

    {Pimenta dioica}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Allspice is a plant from the myrtle family. It has a whole series of names including allspice, pimento, myrtle pepper and Jamaica pepper (after its country of origin). Tropical Central America is the home of the evergreen pimento tree. From there, Christopher Columbus brought the spice to Europe. This also had an influence on the name. As the kernels look like pepper, the Spaniards thought the allspice plant was a pepper plant. That’s the origin of the genus name, derived from the Spanish pimienta (which translates as “pepper”). Allspice berries lose their taste when ripe. So they are harvested when they have the most flavour, before they ripen fully. The berries are then washed and dried. As allspice ferments, it produces dark brown to reddish brown seeds. The seeds have a very characteristic smell that is a combination of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste resembles that of cloves with a mild peppery sharpness. The fruits contain an essential oil that has a balsamic to spicy smell. Its main component is eugenol, which is also contained in cloves. The complexity of the essential oil is due to a total of about 40 components, including β-caryophyllene and 1,8-cineole. No wonder we couldn’t resist using it to produce a distillate. It’s impressively versatile and will add that special something to pastries, soups, sauces, marinades, fish and meat dishes, as well as a Bloody Mary.

    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 508 Madagascan Cloves

    16,50 69,00 

    No 508 Madagascan Cloves

    16,50 69,00 

    {Syzygium aromaticum}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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.

    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 330 Indian Turmeric

    16,50 69,00 

    No 330 Indian Turmeric

    16,50 69,00 

    {Curcuma longa}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    There’s been a lot of hype about turmeric in recent years. Turmeric looks very similar to ginger and is said to have a wide range of therapeutic effects as it contains curcumin, which is also responsible for its intense yellow colour. However, hardly any of the research into these effects meets current scientific standards. As a medicinal product, turmeric root is described in the European Pharmacopoeia as “the whole dried rhizome of Curcuma longa, minus the roots and outer bark, brewed by boiling water or hot steam.” The drug is used as a traditional herbal medicine for digestive complaints, as a spice and as the ingredient that gives curry powder its colour. It’s not only turmeric’s eye-catching colour that makes it stand out: it also contains a very interesting essential oil. That’s why it was predestined for a distillate. The oil is made up of various sesquiterpene ketones known as turmerones. These essentially determine its smell, as do zingiberene and smaller amounts of α-phellandrene, sabinene, cineole, borneol and other components. This oil adds significantly to the flavour of our spirit, which is colourless, because the dye is unfortunately non-volatile and remains in the stillage. Though that shouldn’t prevent you using the Indian turmeric spirit in cooking and cocktails. The plant probably originated in India, which is still the main growing area and where we source our organic turmeric.

    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 620 Hallertau Hop

    16,50 69,00 

    No 620 Hallertau Hop

    16,50 69,00 

    {Humulus lupulus}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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.

    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 605 Thai Pandan

    16,50 69,00 

    No 605 Thai Pandan

    16,50 69,00 

    {Pandanus amaryllifolius}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    The plant Pandanus amaryllifolius is the only one of over 600 species of the Pandanus genus with strong smelling leaves. The leaves are used in many Southeast Asian countries as a natural flavouring and colouring in the kitchen, as well as in traditional medicine. Food is wrapped in the leaves before steaming or frying. The flavour and colour are transferred, but the leaves are not eaten. Ideally – as in the case of our spirit – fresh leaves are used. They are much more aromatic as they lose flavour when dried. The plant is sometimes called the “vanilla of the East”, though less on account of its price, as it is cultivated across much of Asia. The flavours are actually responsible for the name. These are characterised as milky-sweet to rose-like floral, and vanilla-like to slightly almond-like and nutty. It’s probably this exotic combination that made such an impression on the friendly Berlin bartender who inspired us to manufacture this spirit. The key component of the aroma of pandan leaves is 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline, which can be detected even in very small quantities. It smells of fresh buttery popcorn and also gives white bread, jasmine and basmati rice their typical smell. Many other components, such as 4-ethylguaiacol (an important flavouring in wine) b-damascenone (also called rose ketone) and 3-methyl-2 (5H)-furanone (also found in soy sauce or roasted coffee), contribute to the sensory experience of pandan. They also lend our spirit a potpourri of flavours, which add that certain something to cocktails and dishes.

    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 600 Rhoen Mountain Meadow Hay

    16,50 69,00 

    No 600 Rhoen Mountain Meadow Hay

    16,50 69,00 

    {Faenum montis}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    You can only appreciate nature with all your senses if you’re in the here and now. Many people achieve this by going into the wild and getting away from it all. It may be that there are basic instincts in us, deeply rooted in our genes, that make us stay still at such times and heighten our perception. The scents that surround us during these carefree moments are deeply embedded in our olfactory memories. That’s why many people associate the fragrance of hay with a summer stroll through the fields and meadows of their childhood. We aimed to preserve this exact smell in a spirit so as to have it handy at all times. For this, we macerated and very gently distilled sun-dried organic mountain meadow hay from the Rhoen UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The result was a spirit that far exceeded our expectations in terms of capturing the olfactory memory. Our spirit made from  mountain hay blends the soothing smell of summery dried hay with the scents of aromatic herbs and fragrant wild grasses as only found in unspoiled nature. It will transport you to a freshly mowed meadow in the twinkling of an eye. The typical smell of hay when the grass is dried is due to the coumarins, which are also found in woodruff, tonka beans and Chinese cinnamon. These have glycosidic bonds in the living plant to some extent and are only released when the sugar is separated as the plants wither. Coumarin with its sweet, herbaceous and spicy fragrance and vanilla-like taste also provides inspiration for creative talents who want to use this unique spirit in the kitchen.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 552 German Moroccan Spearmint

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    No 552 German Moroccan Spearmint

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    {Mentha spicata ‘Marokko’}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    The wide variety of mints means it’s extremely tempting to use them to produce spirits. From apple mint to lemon mint, there’s plenty of temptation for distillers obsessed by aromas. Following the enthusiastic reception of our distillate No 550 — German Chocolate Mint — we wanted to complement the range with a classic mint, as not everyone appreciates its After Eight flavour. After numerous attempts, Moroccan spearmint with its lime green, pointy oval, rough leaves proved to be the best choice. Morocco’s national drink consists of mint and Chinese gunpowder green tea, with lots of sugar and hot water. The tea is traditionally made by hosts to welcome guests in a ritual ceremony. Moroccan mint lacks the menthol sharpness of peppermint or even our chocolate mint, because it is one of the mints that is very low in menthol. This can be clearly detected when you compare our two distillates. Cooling mentholated and woody notes are characteristic of menthol. In the essential oil of Moroccan spearmint, carvone with spicy minty spearmint notes predominates, along with bready notes that have slight hints of caraway. These aromas are complemented by dihydrocarveol, neodihydrocarveol and limonene with citrus notes. We think this idiosyncratic spirit is an ideal ingredient for cocktails, such as a Hugo or Mojito, or in desserts of all kinds and ice cream, and above all, enjoyed neat at room temperature.

    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 522 Indian Periyar Pepper

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    No 522 Indian Periyar Pepper

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    {Piper nigrum}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    In addition to the pepper variety we selected for our distillate No 520 Indian Black Pepper, another variety stood out so strongly in our experiments on account of its aroma that we have also included it in our product range. The reason for this pepper’s very special aroma is the way it is cultivated and harvested, as well as its origin. The fruit of pepper plants is usually harvested green and unripe. It turns black when dry due to the enzymatic oxidation of o-diphenols. However, this particular pepper is left on the plant and only harvested with its red pericarp when it is ripe. This gives it a much more subtle flavour. It comes from the Periyar National Park, located in the spice region of Kerala in southern India. In the green, sheltered hills of Kumily, where there is also a tiger reserve, pepper is not cultivated in the usual way, as a monoculture in a plantation. Instead, smallholders plant older and now endangered pepper varieties, scattered throughout the jungle. The pepper is picked by hand from March to May. After drying in the sun and further selection by hand, the pepper has truly earned its exotic name. This production method leads to an essential oil content that is twice as high as conventionally grown black pepper, with b-caryophyllene, a-pinene and limonene as the main components. You can smell and taste it. We hope all those creative talents out there will have lots of fun deciding between the two varieties — not an easy choice!

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 517 Indonesian Indian patchouli

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    No 517 Indonesian Indian patchouli

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    {Pogostemon cablin}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Indian patchouli is a plant of the Lamiaceae genus and is therefore related to mint. Its hairy leaves are reminiscent of stinging nettles, though they don’t sting. They are the reason behind the Greek name for the genus: pogos meaning beard and stemon meaning thread/stamen, as they are slightly hairy. Patchouli oil, which is widely used in perfume, is extracted from the dried and fermented leaves. Some people find the heavy, long-lasting scent of patchouli a bit hard to take. It is a combination of earthy, woody and herby with balsamic and sweet. It is also supposed to be an aphrodisiac; that’s why it was popular during the hippie era of 1968, when it was also used as a form of smellable protest against the establishment and the bourgeois way of life. This species is native to India, Taiwan and Indonesia, where our organically cultivated leaves originate from. We were inspired to produce this spirit by a bartender who loves to use the aroma of patchouli in his cocktails. Not an easy task, but we succeeded after numerous attempts. The main component of the essential oil, the sesquiterpene patchoulol, is easy to identify as it has powdery, woody, earthy and camphor notes. Other contributors to this unique olfactory and gustatory experience include a-guaiene with its balsamic-sweet and slightly peppery nuances, and various other aromas, some only present in tiny quantities. The secret is finding the right dose, because this spirit will only then reveal its true character.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 447 German Dill

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    No 447 German Dill

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    {Anethum graveolens}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    When a top Berlin chef asks if you’re planning to produce a spirit made from dill, that’s the perfect motivation for starting product development. The first question was what raw material to use, because either dill weed or its seeds can be used. In this case, we relied on our nose and on science: the fresh herb has subtler notes, due to the various stages of ripening of the dill. Once it has flowered, when the seeds start to ripen, the proportion of (S)-(+)-carvone in the essential oil increases. This is responsible for the characteristic aroma of caraway oil. It overshadows other flavour components, such as limonene, a- and b-phellandrene and 3,6‐dimethyl‐2,3,3a, 4,5,7a‐hexahydrobenzofuran (also called dill ether, responsible for the typical dill smell and key aroma). The secret of success lies in harvesting the dill at just the right moment. Further processing also has to be performed with care and skill. This is the only way to capture the potent, fresh, sweet spicy, peppery and aromatic smell in our spirit, with its undertones that are reminiscent of spearmint and nutmeg. We’re curious to find out what our special customer’s illustrious guests will think of the pickled fish he’s planning to make with the spirit. We’re also eager to discover its many other potential uses, both in the kitchen and in cocktails. There should be no shortage of ideas: dill has been used as a medicinal and aromatic plant since the time of the Egyptians.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 385 Panamanian Cocoa

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    No 385 Panamanian Cocoa

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    {Theobroma cacao}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Life without chocolate is possible, but meaningless. That’s why the cocoa tree, which supplies the key flavour ingredient of chocolate, was quite rightly given the genus name Theobroma, meaning “food of the gods”. One of the world’s best and most expensive cocoas is Criollo fine cocoa. This is native to Central America, and the Porcelana variety is considered to be the Criollo among Criollos. It gets its name from the white to light pink colour of the cotyledons, which is reminiscent of porcelain. Because this species is very sensitive, susceptible to disease and also produces lower yields than other varieties, it has largely been superseded by other crops. Its outstanding flavour and aroma are the reason why this Criollo is still cultivated for luxury chocolate, and why we selected it for our spirit. The flavour and aroma are due to more than 35 volatile compounds, especially pyrazines and aldehydes formed when the cocoa is roasted. As this process is critical to the aroma, we roasted the Porcelana beans in our distillery. The actual smell and flavour carriers are the result of flavour precursors formed when the cocoa beans are fermented. In the case of the Criollo, these are nutty and caramel-like, along with fruity and floral to herbaceous woody notes that produce an extremely complex blend of aromas that are superbly reflected in our spirit. A unique treat with a lingering chocolate aroma. You’ll enjoy it poured neat over desserts or in cocktails.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 350 Indian Frankincense

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    No 350 Indian Frankincense

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    {Boswellia serrata}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Boswellia serrata is a species of frankincense tree found in northern India. Many people will be familiar with frankincense from religious services or — along with gold and myrrh — as a gift for the infant Jesus from the Three Wise Men. Cleansing effects were attributed to it, which made it very precious in those times. This may be the reason why incense is now frequently touted as a miracle cure, even though there’s no scientific evidence for this. Frankincense is obtained by slashing the bark of the frankincense tree. As the wound closes, it secretes a milky white emulsion that hardens in air to a gum resin that is also called olibanum. The typical incense drops or ‘tears’ are produced and harvested in special containers. The brighter and bigger the drops, the higher the quality and the more expensive they are, as the process lasts for months. For our spirit, we used Indian frankincense sourced from collection in the wild. The tests we perform during product development have revealed that frankincense resins are extremely intense. This meant we had to clean our distillery line several times after production to prevent carryover into the downstream product. We were happy to take on board this added effort, and it really paid off. The result is a spirit with wonderfully warm, balsamic-spicy, conifer-like resinous and subtle citrus notes, based on the monoterpenes a-thujene, a-phellandrene and a-pinene of the essential oil, among others.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 610 Allgäu wheatgrass

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    No 610 Allgäu wheatgrass

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    {Triticum aestivum }
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Now that so many people are aiming to improve their individual life experiences, nutrition is becoming more personalised. So it’s hardly surprising that the so-called superfoods — foods with an actual or alleged health benefit — are becoming increasingly popular. These range from the domestic raspberry or blueberry to natives of exotic climes such as the goji berry or Cape gooseberry (Physalis), to chia seeds and even wheatgrass. Detoxifying, rejuvenating and skin-enhancing properties are attributed to wheatgrass, as well as healing properties to assist the fight against serious illnesses. This is where it becomes problematic from a legal point of view, because advertising foods with health claims is only permissible if there is evidence from scientific studies carried out as part of an approval procedure. Fresh wheatgrass has been proven to contain many vitamins, minerals and amino acids, in addition (of course) to the green plant pigment, chlorophyll. All these substances form an integral part of a balanced diet and thus make nutritional sense. So there’s nothing against the occasional “wheatgrass shooter”, as the dark green, freshly pressed juice is called. As only the hardy will want to drink it neat, wheatgrass should be pressed with fruit, for instance. We were inspired by the strong green aroma of fresh wheatgrass shoots, which is why we macerated and slowly distilled the freshly harvested Allgäu organic wheatgrass that was sown specially for us. The result is a refreshing spirit, with wonderful green, grassy notes, ideal for use in cocktails or in the kitchen.

    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 220 German Williams Pear

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    No 220 German Williams Pear

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    {Pyrus communis}
    brandy

    he art of creating a great pear brandy lies in the symbiosis of technically perfect distillation and knowledge of the chemistry of the potential aromas in the pear. As recent studies show, the Williams pear is the variety with by far the highest proportion of what is known as ‘pear ester’: ethyl (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoate. It is characterised by a typical pear smell with green, fruity, tropical and sweetish notes. Due to various factors, it isomerises into ethyl (E,E)-2,4-decadienoate, which is significantly less intense. This means that the ratio of the two in ripe pears is around 4.5 to 1, but only 3 to 1 in the stored distillate. The aim is to avoid this reaction as far as possible. Nevertheless, these are just two out of the more than forty odour-active substances typically found in pear brandies. In combination, they produce what ultimately delights your palate. We believe we succeeded in creating a true masterpiece that perfectly blends the classic notes of a brandy made from the yellow Williams pear. Although we strongly recommend enjoying it neat at room temperature, its powerful aromas create spectacular cocktails. Here’s everything we know about the origin of the name of this wonderful fruit: a monk, who was mentioned as a “good Christian”, is supposed to have brought it from Italy to France as a gift for the French king. From there, it reached the London Williams nursery, which distributed this pear throughout England in around 1770.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
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  • No 210 Mecklenburg Constantinople Apple Quince

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    No 210 Mecklenburg Constantinople Apple Quince

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    {Cydonia oblonga}
    brandy

    No one knows exactly where Constantinople Apple Quince comes from. The name suggests Turkish roots, as Constantinople is the former name of modern Istanbul. In any case, of all the numerous varieties of quince, we specifically wanted this particular one as it is said to have a particularly subtle aroma. We had a real stroke of luck, because a Mecklenburg farmer came to us of his own accord a few weeks before the harvest and offered us precisely this variety from his certified organic farm. What he brought to our yard in October surpassed our expectations: the most intensely fragrant, highly aromatic fruit we had ever seen. They were harvested at optimum ripeness and therefore no longer had the fine fuzz, which has to be removed before processing from fruit that is harvested unripe and then post-ripened because it has bitter taste. We immediately washed, crushed and slowly fermented and cooled the firm fruit to capture its full complexity in our distillate, which contains the subtle fragrance of the aromas released. Chemically, it is a blend of more than 80 esters, ketones, alcohols and aldehydes. Following gentle distillation and extensive maturation, we obtained a wonderful eau-de-vie typical of the variety, with sweet and flowery, slightly spicy notes on the nose and palate. A truly world-class eau-de-vie with a lingering finish that blends the complexity of the quince aroma to perfection.

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  • No 200 Brandenburg Blenheim Orange Apple

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    No 200 Brandenburg Blenheim Orange Apple

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    {Malus domestica}
    brandy

    According to English reports, the Blenheim Orange apple variety was discovered in 1740 as a chance seedling at Woodstock near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, the country estate of the Duke of Marlborough, from where it gets its name. The name of the estate also recalls a historically important battle for England during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1704, fought at Blindheim (District of Dillingen, Bavaria), which became anglicised as Blenheim. Reinette is the name given to a group of apples with dense, later pithy flesh and a distinctive flavour. The “golden” in the name refers to the fruit’s colour. The Blenheim used to be a prized, widely cultivated species, but is now only available sporadically. It used to be grown mainly for its taste. We obtained our Golden Reinette from the edge of the Spreewald — right next door so to speak — from a farm owned by the same family for more than 120 years. They have orchards of old high-stem apple trees with only two trees of each variety. The owner personally delivered these extremely aromatic apples to us immediately after the harvest. We mashed and distilled them after fermentation. The result, after months of storage, was a wonderfully characteristic apple brandy with slightly green, fruity notes, almost like breathing in the air under a tree of ripe apples, and slight echoes of pear.

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  • No 195 Ukrainian Rowan

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    No 195 Ukrainian Rowan

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    {Sorbus aucuparia}
    brandy/spirit by maceration & distillation

    The red, bitter-tasting fruit of rowan trees, also called rowan berries, are traditionally regarded as toxic, but that should be taken as an exaggeration. The raw berries are not very edible due to the presence of parasorbic acid, which is responsible for their bitterness and may cause indigestion. Parasorbic acid is hydrolysed during cooking to sorbic acid, a well-known and well-tolerated food preserving agent. Consequently, using the cooked berries for jams or purées has an equally long tradition, as does distilling delicious eaux-de-vie from them. Botanically speaking, these are not actually berries but pome fruit, as can easily be seen if you take a closer look at the little red fruit both whole and in cross section. The rowan tree is also known as the mountain ash as it thrives at high altitudes and its leaves resemble those of the ash. It is distributed throughout Europe and is able to withstand the harsh climate of low mountain ranges. Our organic rowan berries were collected wild in the Ukrainian Carpathians, which are also called the Wooded Carpathians. We used them to prepare a wonderful eau-de-vie “by maceration and distillation” using five parts fruit and one part alcohol. Fruit acids are important for the aroma, as are essential oils, which come to the fore in our eau-de-vie in the typical delicate marzipan notes accompanied by mild chocolate notes in the aftertaste. Perfect for sheer enjoyment. 

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