Wine Enthusiast 84 points - A total of 33 pounds of cherries are used to produce one bottle of this clear Black Forest cherry brandy. The light, sweet aroma shows a faint cherry scent, but there’s not much cherry on the palate. Instead, rather soapy, floral flavors come forward, though a flicker of fruit emerges on the finish. - K.N.
Fruit spirits can be divided up into two categories: "Wässer" and "Geiste". The most well-known "Wässer" include Schwarzwälder Kirschwasser (cherry), plum, mirabell (small yellow plums) and pear (williams). It is important to know, that written by law, only cherry brandies being distilled and won from cherries in the Black Forest are entitled to be named "Schwarzwälder Kirschwasser". The most popular "Geist" is the fragrant and intensely-flavoured Himbeergeist (raspberry).
Obstwasser forms a category of its own. It is produced from a mash of apples and pears.
|Schladerer has its origin in the little town of Staufen in Germany’s historic Black Forest. Over 160 years ago, Sixtus Schladerer began making fruit brandies for guests at his restaurant. The product was something intimate, to be handcrafted and served to close friends. It is with this belief in mind that Schladerer is still family-owned and adheres to traditional values of responsibility and commitment to quality above all else.