Larch Crest Spirit - Larch Crest Schnapps.
Unique, high-alpine delight!
This Tyrolean larch crest spirit is a very extraordinary schnapps with the unique taste of the larch. Its racy-fresh, mildly resinous bouquet makes it a very unique spirit specialty originating from the Tyrolean Mountains.
Alcohol content: 38%
Content: 0,35 Litre
About the Larch Crest Spirit:
To make the Larch maceration, a handful of freshly picked Larch crest shoots during bloom time is immersed per 1 liter alcohol for four to six weeks. After the ingredients have passed over into the alcohol through the maceration process, the Larch maceration is meticulously filtered and subsequently cautiously distilled.
The pure Larch distillate is then stored and matured for at least another two years before being bottled. This is how this real Tyrolean specialty with the incomparable taste of the beauty and wild Tyrolean mountainous alpine world comes into being.
Larch crest schnapps is perfectly suited as a delicious conclusion to an opulent meal. Futhermore it is and is a popular supplement to every traditional Tyrolean "Brettljause" snack with bacon and beer!
Worth-to-know facts about the “leafy pine tree”:
The European Larch (larix decidua) grows in the pure mountain air of Tirol even at an altitude of 1,700m. It blossoms between April and May and, during this time, develops the sought-after Larch crest shoots – the sprouts at the end of the top branches. Although the Larch is part of the Pine tree family, it grows leaves and not needles, which it sheds in late Autumn. The trees can reach a growth-height of up to 50 meter and the ripe old age of around 600 years – in the South Tyrolean Ultental three Larch trees have even achieved an estimated age of 850 years!
Larch wood is the heaviest and hardest wood type among the European Pine trees and is used for construction purposes and furniture. The wood is also applied in water, bridge and boat construction, because of its weatherproof qualities and its hardiness. The best Larch turpentine and consequently valuable turpentine oil is acquired from freshly secreting resin of the European Larch.
The German word “Wipfel” , here translated with crest or sprout, refers to the top, moving part of the tree; it is derived from the Middle High German verb “wipfen” (to move in a swinging way, to leap) and is found in the later derivation of “Wippe”, see-saw.
Tiroler Kräuter Destillerie (Tyrolean Herb Distillery) produces since 1916 real Tyrolean specialties of the best and natural quality: Purest brandies, fruity schnapps, real fruit juice liqueurs, original Tyrolean Jagatee, soothing herb bitters, clear herbal liqueurs, the unique and popular ice and fire liqueurs.
Since time immemorial, Tyrolean farmers have produced spirits from fruit, herbs, seeds, berries and roots - as elixirs of life and home remedies. The profound experience of the forefathers thus forms the basis for the good things we make.
Our principles of working preserve traditions. Many herbs, roots, seeds and berries come from the high pastures of the Tyrolean Mountains and are delivered by Tyrolean mountain farmers who focus on traditional farming and cultivation methods, in the most excellent and freshest quality. At Tiroler Kräuterdestillerie, these precious ingredients are steeped in alcohol and distilled after a long and careful maceration. This gentle proceeding preserves the precious substances of the plants, which makes the Tiroler Kräuterdestillerie products such unique delicacies!
All Kräuterdestillerie products are genuine Tyrolean! They are produced with a strong emphasis on natural and gentle processing - exclusively in Tyrol - and offer full and natural pleasure to all supporters of high quality standards.
Larch Crest Spirit