For “Unser Herzstück” Apricot Brandy, only sun-ripened and hand-picked apricots from the Southern Tyrolean orchards of Vintschgau are utilised. These fruits adore warmth and sunshine, not too much rain, abundant wind and loose, not too rich soil: the Vintschgau valley provides it all to make our apricots thrive!
The result is a 100% pure, unfiltered distillate of absolute prime quality, which after complete fermentation and double distillation is left to mature cautiously for at least two more years.
To gather interesting information on apricots have a look into the lexicon.
"Your genuine Herzstück piece of Tyrol" best releases its fruity aroma when served in tulip-shaped brandy glasses at a drinking temperature of between 16 and 20°C!
The “Marille” designation for apricot is used customarily in Austria, Southern Tyrol and parts of Bavaria. The fruits were already known in Armenia in ancient times. Because they were cultivated there long ago, it has become an accepted fact that apricots stem from Armenia. The botanical name „Prunus armeniaca“ is also based on this derivation. Other sources suggest that China might be genetically its country of origin, whereas other arguments are strongly in favour of India as place of the apricot’s original cultivation.
Nowadays apricots are produced especially in Mediterranean countries like Spain or Italy. However, these succulent fruits are harvested between mid-July and mid/end of August also in more northerly regions like Vinschgau in Southern Tyrol and Wachau in Austria.
Since more than 100 years we at the Tyrolean herb liquer distillery have been creating genuine Tyrolean specialties with love and care. At the heart of this are agricultural traditions and the country which surrounds us. We distill only sun-ripened fruits, hand-picked herbs and roots and the finest Tyrolean mountain water into the finest 'Edelbrand' brandies and most delicious spirits.
The beloved glacier ice and all other Fire & Ice Liquers have long been recognized as classic spirits, ones to be found nowhere else. The original Tyrolean 'Jagatee' rum tea, the outstanding 'Farmer's Bitter' and the classic fruit schnapps are only some of our genuine Tyrolean originals. By purchasing from the Tirolean herbal liqueur distillery you are not only gaining an honest and genuine slice of Tirol. You are also helping agricultural societies and traditional methods to survive.
6175 Kematen / Tirol