Only sun-ripened black currants are pressed to fruit juice, then cautiously mixed with alcohol and a bit of sugar. This is how this delicious Tyrolean fruit juice liqueur with the distinct flavor of cassis is made. The full-flavored and discreetly sour taste of succulent berries give this liquor its distinctly premium quality – the exquisitely tasty experience is rounded off by its vivaciously fruity aroma.
To gather interesting information on black currants have a look into the lexicon.
One shot of black currant liqueur mixed with Prosecco – delightfully refreshing!
The black currant (Latin „ribes nigrum“) has numerous German names: Ahlbeere, Schwarze Ribisel, Gichtbeere or Bocksbeere. Basically, the black and red Alpine currants belong to the Ribes genus of the gooseberry family. The designation „Johannisbeere“ is a derivation from St. John’s Day on 24 June, when the first currant types begin to ripen. This day, which commemorates the birth of John the Baptist, is also closely connected to the summer solstice on 21 June and is especially linked with the custom of the Tyrolean mountain fires, i.e. St John’s fire.
The deciduous currant bush grows 1-2 meter tall and belongs to the gooseberry family. It is indigenous to central and Northeastern Europe, as well as to some Asian countries. It prefers sunny to semi-shaded, frost-protected areas that are not too windy. In Central Europe, the black Alpine currant has been grown as a berry fruit in gardens since the 16th century. The harvest of the ripe berries usually takes place from July to August.
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