Spirits Tasting with Haus Aplenz
Fri, March 8th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Here is what will be available for tasting -
Byrrh Grand Quinquina
First produced in 1873, Byrrh Grand Quinquina was created by brothers Pallade and Simon Violoet in the small French town of Thuir. Still produced in accordance with the original recipe, Byrrh is created by macerating South America Quinquina, coffee, bitter orange, colombo and cocoa in Muscat Mistelles, which is then matured in oak casks. The fruit-forward wine lends natural sweetness, so no additional sugar is needed, and also provides Byrrh Grand Quinquina with its refreshing balance of fruit and spice. Byrrh is traditionally served as an aperitif, chilled with a slice of lemon.
Salers Aperitif Gentiane Liqueur
Salers Aperitif is a classic French beverage created from the roots of Gentiane Lutea, a wild plant that grows at high altitudes in the Auvergne region of France. The roots are steeped in a neutral alcohol base for several months, which is then distilled with an assortment of herbs and matured in Limousin oak casks. The result is a distinctive bittersweet liqueur with earthy vegetal notes complemented by hints of citrus peel, mint and anise. Enjoy over ice with a squeeze of lemon or in a variety of cocktails.
Cardamaro Vino Amaro
Developed over 100 years ago by the Bosca family, the recipe for this wine-based Amaro is a true expression of Piemonte tradition. It is created by infusing Cardoon, Blessed Thistle and other botanicals into the family's estate wine, which is then rested in new oak for at least six months. The result is a rich, smooth liqueur with wintry notes of fresh pine, roasted nuts and dried fruit, tied together by a subtle smokiness.
Rothman & Winter Peach
The Oststeiermark region near Destillerie Purkhart boasts a wide array of peaches including the Roter Ellerstadter, Weinberg and Haven varieties. Rothman & Winter's Orchard Peach Liqueur combines juice from the seasonal harvest with an eau-de-vie produced from the same fruit. Unlike other fruit liqueurs that can be cloying, this liqueur delivers a sweetness and bouquet expected from orchard ripe fruit. Enjoy with sparkling wine or try mixing in whiskey or rum cocktails.