For the production of the hay macerate, only absolutely pure and natural mountain hay is soaked for several weeks in pure alcohol. After the ingredients have passed into the alcohol, the mountain hay macerate is further processed, depending on the desired end-product:
For the Montain-Hay Spirit, the macerate is destilled, transferring the essential oils with their natural aromas of the herbs and flowers in the process. The result is the crystal-clear schnapps with the pure and intense aroma of a fresh mountain pasture.
To gather interesting information on hay have a look into the Lexicon.
The unmistakable fresh aroma of this very special spirit best savored at a drinking temperature about 20°.
The countless hay parties celebrated in later summer across the country see clubs display elaborate artworks made out of hay and farmers celebrate this most essential unit of their production.
However, the fun of hay is best shown by children: how they stand on the hayloft, gather a little courage and let themselves fall into the soft, fragrant cushion of hay Then get up again and climb the ladder to do it all again.
Bring all these positive pictures and memories home with you and savor the spirit with your friends.
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