The juniper berries and sprouts for this unique Crystal Ice & Fire Liqueur originate right from Kematen’s "backyard mountain", where we harvest them by hand. Its inimitable visual appearance, combined with its unique taste, make this sensational Crystal liqueur a must have for all friends of fire liqueurs!
The Crystal Fireritual
Fill the glass to the brim and set ablaze with a match.
You determine the strength – the original is 50% vol.
After 3 minutes on fire 45% vol.
After 5 minutes on fire 42% vol.
After 10 minutes on fire 33% vol.
Blow out the flame, allow the glass to cool down and enjoy the most extraordinary Crystal Ice Liqueur – a flaming greeting from the high Alps of Tyrol!
Consult the lexicon to come to learn more about mountain juniper from Tyrol.
Tastes great pure or on the rocks. The classic fire-ritual is the highlight for parties with friends!
Junipers are part of the cypress family and they are evergreen, very adaptable shrubs or trees of pleasantly aromatic wood. In the Tyrolean Alps, particularly the Common Juniper is widely spread. Its habitat is at heights of over 3,700 m and it can reach 600 years of age. There are many names for the Juniper in the different Tyrolean dialects, such as Kranewitt or Kranichholz, Krammetsbaum, Kranawitterstrauch, Jochandel, Räucherstrauch, Wachtelbeerstrauch or Feuerbaum.
The Mountain juniper “berries” (botanically correct, these are cones) and shoots for the Crystal Ice and Fire Liqueur are hand-picked by the Kräuterdestillerie production team from Kematen’s “backyard mountain”. The growth to mature, berry-shaped cones takes 3 years, only then will the juniper berries have their characteristic black-bluish colour and they can then be processed to this extraordinary fire ritual drink.
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