For our spirit, we use only the brown, thick and spindly roots of the plant. After careful cleaning we add the alcohol. Over many weeks the Masterwort Spirit releases its many ingredients and aromas. We are talking about a process of maceration during which an aromatic tincture ripens. This tincture is then finally distilled. The result is a fine and extremely representative-tasting spirit. The roots contain bitters, tanning agents, resin and cumin which create a tart, moderately earthy taste, one at the same time aromatically spicy and pleasantly fresh.
To gather interesting information on masterwort have a look into the lexicon.
The unmistakable spicy aroma of the Masterwort Spirit is best savored at a drinking temperature of 20°C.
Masterwort, in German also known as the ‘Mountain wort’ or ‘Emperor’s Wort’, is a herb widely found in the Alpine area. It grows in large quantities by the sides of fields and moist scrubland, blooms white and is a member of the umbellifer family. When passing it the watchful observer detects the strong, spicy scent of carrots and celery.
The old saying of the European alchemists that masterwort is the ginseng of Europe did not come about by chance. Not only Tyrol’s herbfarmers swore on the herb as household remedy. For Tyrolean, the spirit is above all the mellow crowning to a magnificent meal.
The masterwort is above all there to be enjoyed! Beyond this, we believe enjoyment of this spirit has various benefits in accordance with its tradition, even if only because of its incomparable taste quality.
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