• 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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  • 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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  • Doppelkorn 38 % vol

    6,90 29,00 

    Doppelkorn 38 % vol

    6,90 29,00 

    Korn is out of style? No way! The aromas we’ve distilled from our five varieties of ancient grain from Kraichgau — einkorn wheat, emmer wheat, khorasan wheat, wild rye and Blue Velvet pure spelt — are second to none. Delicately fruity and savoury, bready aromas combine with wonderful nutty notes to produce a particularly smooth korn. It has a mellow aftertaste that is reminiscent of liquid bread. Perfect enjoyed neat, even without a beer, or particularly popular in a Korn Mule.

    Superior Handcrafted Doppelkorn 29,00 € (350 ml, 38 % vol – 82,86 €/l)
    Superior Handcrafted Doppelkorn 6,90 € (40 ml, 38 % vol – 172,50 €/l)
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  • Leather Tastingkit 21 x 5 ml

    135,00 

    Leather Tastingkit 21 x 5 ml

    135,00 

    Our handmade fine suede wallet is for particularly curious individuals. A stylish container specially designed to perfectly protect 21 different 5 ml trial-size spirits and eaux-de-vie from our portfolio. 21 taste sensations with exceptional essences, so you can experience exquisite natural aromas – captured by gently distilling high-quality, hand-picked raw materials.

    Set 1

    125 Sizilianische Tarocco Blutorange, 135 Mallorquinische Bitterorange, 140 Sizilianische Grapefruit, 160 Deutsche Korona Erdbeere, 165 Deutsche Tulameen Himbeere, 175 Deutsche Himbeererdbeere, 250 Beelitzer Spargel, 260 Deutsche Robuschka Rote Bete, 265 Deutscher Knollensellerie, 325 Chinesischer Ingwer, 425 Deutscher Basilikum, 450 Israelischer Estragon, 455 Bayrische Fichtensprossen, 480 Deutscher Koriander, 515 Deutsche Rote Oxalis, 520 Indischer Schwarzer Pfeffer, 535 Deutscher Salbei, 550 Deutsche Schokominze, 575 Ceylonesischer Zimt, 580 Thailändisches Zitronengras, 640 Französische Lavendelblüten

     

    Set 2

    120 Mallorquinische Canoneta Orange, 125 Sizilianische  Tarocco Blutorange, 140 Sizilianische Grapefruit, 175 Deutsche Himbeererdbeere, 180 Deutsche Schwarze Johannisbeere, 255 Reichenauer Schlangengurke, 275 Pfälzischer  Fenchel, 325 Chinesischer Ingwer, 375 Äthiopischer Sidamo Mokka Kaffee, 400 Piemontesische Haselnuss, 450 Israelischer  Estragon, 465 Guatemalischer Kardamom, 480 Deutscher Koriander, 485 Deutsche Koriandersamen, 505 Indonesische Muskatnuss, 525 Spanischer  Rosmarin, 580 Thailändisches Zitronengras, 590 Deutsche Zitronenverbene, 625 Bremer Holunderblüten, 650 Deutsche Tagetes, 680 Bosnischer Steinpilz

     

    Set 3

    105 Mallorquinische Verna Zitrone, 130 Mallorquinische Blutorange, 145 Sizilianische Mandarine, 165 Deutsche Tulameen Himbeere, 180 Deutsche Schwarze Johannisbeere, 255 Reichenauer Schlangengurke, 270 Deutscher Staudensellerie, 375 Äthiopischer Sidamo Mokka Kaffee, 400 Piemontesische Haselnuss, 435 Brasilianische Rosa Beeren, 440 Deutscher Bronzefenchel, 455 Bayrische Fichtensprossen, 465 Guatemalischer Kardamom, 500 Brasilianische  Geröstete Mateblätter, 520 Indischer Schwarzer Pfeffer, 535 Deutscher Salbei, 550 Deutsche Schokominze, 565 Israelischer  Thymian, 590 Deutsche Zitronenverbene, 635 Deutsche Kornblume, 680 Bosnischer Steinpilz

    Tastingkit 135,00 € (21 x 5 ml – Total: 105 ml, 42 % vol – 128,57 €/cl)
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  • London Dry Gin 47 % vol

    7,90 39,00 

    London Dry Gin 47 % vol

    7,90 39,00 

    A gin in a class of its own, distilled according to a recipe developed by one of our DSM pharmacists. More than three dozen subtly balanced botanicals create a complex interplay on the nose that accentuates the juniper. The juniper’s own citrus notes – intensified by a potpourri of citrus fruits – leave an aftertaste like boiled orange sweets on the palate. Can be drunk neat or mixed.

    Superior Handcrafted London Dry Gin 39,00 € (350 ml, 47 % vol – 111,43 €/l)
    Superior Handcrafted London Dry Gin 7,90 € (40 ml, 47 % vol – 197,50 €/l)
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  • No 100 Sicilian Citron

    16,50 69,00 

    No 100 Sicilian Citron

    16,50 69,00 

    {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)
    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 101 Sorrentine Citron

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    No 101 Sorrentine Citron

    16,50 69,00 

    {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”.

    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

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    No 105 Mallorcan Verna Lemon

    16,50 69,00 

    {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.

    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

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    No 110 Sicilian Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {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.

    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

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    No 115 Sicilian Vanilla Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {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.

    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

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    No 120 Mallorcan Canoneta Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {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)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No 123 Mallorcan Ortanique

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    No 123 Mallorcan Ortanique

    16,50 69,00 

    {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.

    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

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    No 125 Sicilian Tarocco Blood Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {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)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No 130 Mallorcan Blood Orange

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    No 130 Mallorcan Blood Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {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.

    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

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    No 135 Mallorcan Bitter Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {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.

    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

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    No 140 Sicilian Grapefruit

    16,50 69,00 

    {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.

    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

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    No 145 Sicilian Mandarin

    16,50 79,00 

    {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.

    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 150 Sicilian Clementine

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    No 150 Sicilian Clementine

    16,50 69,00 

    {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.

    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 155 Calabrian Bergamot Orange

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    No 155 Calabrian Bergamot Orange

    16,50 69,00 

    {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)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No 157 Mallorcan Persian Lime

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    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 160 German Korona Strawberry

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    No 160 German Korona Strawberry

    16,50 79,00 

    {Fragaria x ananassa ‘Korona’}
    brandy/spirit by maceration & distillation

    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)
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  • No 165 German Tulameen Raspberry

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    No 165 German Tulameen Raspberry

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    {Rubus idaeus ‘Tulameen’}
    brandy/spirit by maceration & distillation

    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.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
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  • No 175 German Strasberry

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    No 175 German Strasberry

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    {Fragaria x ananassa ‘Mieze Schindler’}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 69,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
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  • No 180 German Blackcurrant

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    No 180 German Blackcurrant

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    {Ribes nigrum}
    brandy/spirit by maceration & distillation

    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.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
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  • No 195 Ukrainian Rowan

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    No 195 Ukrainian Rowan

    16,50 79,00 

    {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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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
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  • No 200 Brandenburg Blenheim Orange Apple

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    No 200 Brandenburg Blenheim Orange Apple

    16,50 79,00 

    {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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    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.

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

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 79,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 225,71 €/l)
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  • No 250 Beelitz Asparagus

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    No 250 Beelitz Asparagus

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    {Asparagus officinalis}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    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)
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  • No 255 Reichenau Cucumber

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    No 255 Reichenau Cucumber

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    {Cucumis sativus}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Salad cucumber or gherkin? That’s the question! When we’re asked a question like this, we answer it properly. It was obvious that we would produce our cucumber spirit using the famous gherkins from nearby Spreewald. But the blind tastings that form part of our systematic product development ultimately gave preference to the cucumber in terms of smell and taste. Once we’d opted for cucumbers, there was no question that they had to come from the place in Germany where they grow best, and which has a long-standing tradition – the island of Reichenau on Lake Constance. Of organic quality, naturally. Botanically speaking, the cucumber is a fruit (berry with a hard rind), however, the aroma is the reason why it’s treated as a vegetable and used not for desserts but as part of a savoury main course, e.g. as a salad. This is also why it is assigned to the crop group of fruiting vegetables. The aldehydes (E,Z)-2,6-nonadienal and (E)-2-nonenal are responsible for the typical cucumber aroma. They provide the foundation for this truly refreshing spirit, which recalls fresh summer aromas and can be enjoyed at any time of the year, either drunk neat or used for cooking or mixing. Incidentally, the bitter substances often found in cucumbers are mainly triterpene glycosides, so-called cucurbitacins. But don’t worry: these bitter substances are non-volatile and therefore not contained in our spirit.

    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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