When you ask our distiller what’s special about the lingonberry spirit, he reckons: it’s difficult to make. When you ask whether this is all, he answers with a big smile.
Obviously it’s the subtle, completely authentic taste of this bitter and sour, but very pleasant flavor that you get when such a highly sensitive procedure is involved. It starts with the selection of the ingredients. The large cranberries can’t be used because they produce very little flavor during maceration. That’s why it’s just the small, round fruits of the wild lingonberry that are suitable. During the delicate maceration process, they give the alcohol that subtle bitter flavor. Gentle distillation also plays its part here. The result is a truly special Spirit with a bitter flavor that will excite all fans and connoisseurs.
To gather interesting information on lingonberries have a look into the lexicon.
The bitter subtlety of the small, wild lingonberries in this exceptional spirit is best enjoyed neat at a temperature of 16°C.
The lingonberry grows wild in the Alpine region on low, indeciduous bushes and, like the blueberry, is part of the heather family. The plant flowers in May and June when it is white/pink in color. The small berries themselves are white at first and then a vibrant red once ripe. The wild lingonberries are collected by hand using combs from July until well into September.
Due to its bitter and sour taste, the lingonberry, unlike the blueberry, is rarely eaten raw. Either cooked or distilled, however, the berry develops a special, very authentic taste that has connoisseurs raving about it. Lingonberry jam is a perfect accompaniment to a nice game dish and is often served with a classic Wiener Schnitzel. The lingonberry syrup mixed with soda water makes a superbly refreshing drink on a summer’s day.
For 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.
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