• No 522 Indian Periyar Pepper

    16,50 69,00 

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    No 522 Indian Periyar Pepper

    16,50 69,00 

    {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!

    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 710 Kraichgau Oriental Wheat

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    No 710 Kraichgau Oriental Wheat

    16,50 59,00 

    {Triticum turanicum}
    brandy/spirit

    There are numerous legends about oriental wheat, which is also called kamut. It has been found as offerings in the tombs of the Egyptian Pharaohs. It is sometimes also called “prophet’s wheat” after the legend that Noah carried the grain on board the ark. We can say for sure that oriental wheat is a very ancient grain. According to the latest genetic research, it is a natural hybrid of durum wheat and so-called Polish wheat. It originated in the north-eastern province of Khorasan in Iran, hence the name. The grains of oriental wheat are three times as big as those of normal wheat, have a golden-yellow colour and a slightly buttery, nutty flavour. In the nose and on the palate, the resulting mild Korn grain spirit recalls fresh bread underpinned by fruity notes.

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    Classic Apothecary Bottle 59,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 168,57 €/l)
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  • No 552 German Moroccan Spearmint

    16,50 69,00 

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    No 552 German Moroccan Spearmint

    16,50 69,00 

    {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)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No 485 German Cilantro Seed

    16,50 69,00 

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    No 485 German Cilantro Seed

    16,50 69,00 

    {Coriandrum sativum}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    This spirit should not be confused with our German cilantro spirit, distilled using the leaves of this herb. Though once you’ve tried the cilantro seed spirit or even better – both – you’ll immediately find it’s impossible to mistake one for the other. Because in the seeds, it is the monoterpenes, such as linalool, g-terpinene, a-pinene, p-cymene, camphor and geranyl acetate that are dominant in the essential oil, rather than the aldehydes found in the leaves. All these and many other components combine to produce this wonderful natural combination. Linalool, the main component, is responsible for the fresh, floral notes; camphor contributes an aromatic, woody, eucalyptus-like scent and geranyl acetate produces a rose-like aroma. This complexity also makes cilantro seeds interesting for manufacturing gin and, in fact, they are used in almost every gin along with juniper. However, Coriandri fructus – the Latin name in the pharmacopoeia – is capable of even more: it was already used for medical purposes in ancient times. We now know that the seeds have, among other things, anti-bacterial and anti-spasmodic properties and also aid digestion. These characteristics naturally only apply to its correct use as a therapeutic herb. Our distillate uses only the best aromas typical of the variety, perfectly blended in alcohol. It can be used in cocktails and cooking – or anything else the connoisseur deems appropriate.

    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 720 Kraichgau Blue Velvet Pure Spelt

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    No 720 Kraichgau Blue Velvet Pure Spelt

    16,50 59,00 

    {Triticum spelta ‘Blue Velvet’}
    brandy/spirit

    The name “Blue Velvet” will remind almost everyone of the popular song from the 1950s, sung by Bobby Vinton, which catapulted to number one on the charts in 1963, as well as the more recent cover by Lana Del Rey. “Blue Velvet” is also the spelt enveloping the grain of this original pure spelt to protect it against predators. In the specialist literature, Blue Velvet was first mentioned in the mid-1850s, but its cultivation did not become widespread. Nowadays it is a protected exclusive product of our grain supplier and we have distilled a first-class grain spirit from it. Because spelt is a species of the wheat genus, our Korn eau-de-vie has a similar taste, i.e. it is mild with bready, fruity echoes.

    Small Apothecary Bottle 16,50 € (50 ml, 42 % vol – 330,00 €/l)
    Classic Apothecary Bottle 59,00 € (350 ml, 42 % vol – 168,57 €/l)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No 545 German Yarrow

    16,50 69,00 

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    No 545 German Yarrow

    16,50 69,00 

    {Achillea clavennae}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    To the best of our knowledge, our supplier is the only one offering this unique herb. So, we were grateful to obtain sufficiently large quantities for our purposes. This is the bitter yarrow variety, whose vermouth-like characteristics were described in 1609-10 by the Italian pharmacist Nicolò Clavena from Belluno. The famous Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus in 1753 also honoured Clavena in the species name, but evidently made a mistake when he added an extra “n”, as the species should actually be called “clavenae”. The generic name “Achillea” refers to Achilles, the legendary hero of the Trojan War, who apparently used plants of this genus for healing wounds. The bitter substance achillein, responsible for the taste of bitter yarrow, is not contained in our spirit because it remains in the stillage during distillation. On the other hand, the fresh, intensely aromatic and spicy fragrance reminiscent of mountain meadows, with a hint of chamomile produced by crushing the leaves, due to the main components of the essential oil – camphor and 1,8-cineole – can be detected 1:1 in our spirit and lends a summery touch to dishes and drinks.

    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 

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    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)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No 610 Allgäu wheatgrass

    16,50 69,00 

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    No 610 Allgäu wheatgrass

    16,50 69,00 

    {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)
    Spray Bottle 19,50 € (50 ml, 50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
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  • No 450 Israeli Tarragon

    16,50 69,00 

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    No 450 Israeli Tarragon

    16,50 69,00 

    {Artemisia dracunculus}
    eau-de-vie/spirit

    Virtually no tarragon is grown in Germany, which is why demand is met by imports. Following weeks of research, we eventually found a supplier in Israel. He supplied us with the higher-grade “aromatic” variety of the two available types (“Russian” and “aromatic” tarragon), harvested before they began budding, because that’s when the essential oil content is at its peak. This complex composite oil consists of 2/3 estragole (methyl chavicol) as well as ocimene, sabinene and eugenol etc., which give the herb its spicy-aromatic, anise-like aroma with hints of woodruff and a bitter-sweet taste. These ingredients are the reason tarragon is used as a culinary spice, but they are also responsible for its digestion stimulating properties. It’s these special ingredients that made us enthusiastic about creating a tarragon spirit. The result is a distillate with an authentic tarragon aroma that anyone who is not averse to an anise note will also enjoy drinking neat. This distillate also gives people who enjoy experimenting in gourmet kitchens, bars and elsewhere an opportunity to unleash their creativity. The Latin name ”dracunculus” (“Little Dragon/Snake”) is probably the reason for the erroneous belief that tarragon leaves are an antidote for snakebite.

    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 

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    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 645 German Tulip Magnolia

    16,50 69,00 

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    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 350 Indian Frankincense

    16,50 69,00 

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    No 350 Indian Frankincense

    16,50 69,00 

    {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.

    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 

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    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 647 German Rose

    16,50 79,00 

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    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 454 Polish Spruce Needles

    16,50 69,00 

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    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 447 German Dill

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    No 447 German Dill

    16,50 69,00 

    {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.

    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 

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    Lieferzeit: 3-5 Werktage

    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 517 Indonesian Indian patchouli

    16,50 69,00 

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    Lieferzeit: 3-5 Werktage

    No 517 Indonesian Indian patchouli

    16,50 69,00 

    {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.

    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 150 Sicilian Clementine

    16,50 69,00 

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    Lieferzeit: 3-5 Werktage

    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 507 Albanian Common Myrtle

    16,50 69,00 

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    Lieferzeit: 3-5 Werktage

    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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