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Hazelnut is one of the most popular German spirits. Often, however, the taste is more reminiscent of the liquid form of the well-known nougat spread. We wanted to create a more complex and, above all, natural alternative.
Hazelnut | Nougat | Pine
Hazelnut | Milk chocolate | Roasted Nut | Lemon | Nougat
Pine | Vanilla | Black Pepper
Piedmontese hazelnuts | Cocoa | Vanilla | Fresh Tuscan Juniper berries | wheat distillate | water
Gerhard Liebl, one of Germany’s most excellent distillers distills in the Bavarian Forest. He uses fresh juniper berries for this liquor in addition to hazelnuts. This combination not only complements the two aromas perfectly, but also lets flavors emerge that the individual ingredients would otherwise not reveal. We can proudly say that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Distiller | Bad Kötzting, Bavarian Forest
Founded in the Bavarian Forest as a grocery store by Maria Liebl in 1935, her husband and son transformed the post-war family business into a wine and spirits trade. Around 1970, the Liebl family began to produce their own spirits, the first own products were next Bärwurzschnaps the regional Blutwurzlikör (bloodworm liqueur).
Today, the distillery is operated by Gerhard Liebl in the third generation. As one of the best distillers in Germany, he distils not only traditional specialties of the Bavarian Forest but also fruit eau-de-vie and liqueurs as well as whiskey and gin. 2018 Gerhard Liebl won the overall victory in the Fruit Brandy Olympiad for the third time: he was awarded the title of “Distiller of the Year in Gold” at the Destillata in Austria.