Alfred Schladerer Schwarzenwalder Kirschwasser 350ml
Liqueur /42% ABV / Germany
This is a Eau de Vie (more specifically a Kirsch) made from cherries from Germany's famous Black Forest and distilled in copper pot stills in small batches ... It uses a much more true (but expensive) process requiring about 10 kilos (22 pounds) of cherries for each bottle, and is from a traditional area of production. Appearance: Clear bright, no impurities whatsoever, on swirling it leaves a thick clear coat on the inside of the glass, shows some legs, then crinkly edges turning to a batch of small droplets ... First Impression: Luscious deep cherry, it has that wonderful, very specific smell that only comes from black cherries from the Black Forest - a depth and complexity other cherry brandies usually lack. Taste: The bouquet is a wonderful prelude to the follow though - the actual taste. This Kirschwasser seems to have captured the very essence of the morello cherry, dryish long finish with a wonderful afterglow ... Wonderfully subtle, deep and textured ... Classic.