This fruit brandy is made from the shiny black berries of the elderberry bush. Spirits made from these berries are a traditional Tyrolean specialty treasured for their beneficial health effects.
Our black elderberries are cultivated in Lower Austria, where they grow naturally under ideal conditions without the use of any pesticides. The perfectly ripe berries are hand-picked and turned into mash immediately at harvest. Only then are they transported to our distillery.
One liter of fruit brandy requires up to 55kg (120 pounds) of berries, as the naturally low sugar of the black elderberry content limits the amount of alcohol that can be produced. Over time the distillate matures into a fine, multi-layered fruit brandy full of smooth, rich and aromatic elderberry flavors with a hint of dark chocolate.
Artists and alchemists have one thing in common: both take something which already exists and transform it into something new. We have devoted ourselves to the art of transforming the finest fruit available into exquisite fruit brandy. As a family-run business, we are passionate about preserving this centuries-old Tyrolean tradition.
In the knowledge that it is only possible to produce outstanding brandy by using first-class fruit, we select the finest varieties from the best growing regions. Our fruit is harvested at maximum ripeness and left to ferment naturally. Once it has been gently distilled twice, the brandy matures slowly over several years in order to bring the full flavor of the fruit to its purest form. That is the essence of traditional fruit brandy from Tyrol.