Together with Gerald and the Professor we uncovered these two ancient German recipes deep down in the catacombs of their 140 year old distillery. We don't know if it was created for an ancient king or princess, or a magic potion mixed by a herbalist. What we do know is that for some, drinking it feels like sitting in a time machine while others are transported into the middle of a fairy tale and your grandmother would probably see it falling straight out of heaven or hell.
One clear, fresh and bracing, like soaring through the mountain air and the other dark, mysterious, warming, and mellow, like padding through the rustling leaves of a forest. Think of something beautiful, drink it.
Pot stills. There is no fermentation, but the botanicals macerate for 72 hours prior to distillation in ethyl alcohol-water mixture at 35% abv. Distilled twice to about 45% abv. Dr. Ulf Stahl lightly sweetens the resultant distillate with a minimal amount of sugar. This spirit is aged in earthenware pots for a minimum of 3 months. Phosphate-free paper filtration just prior to bottling. About 130 cases per batch.