Spirit of the Month: June 2019
We choose our Spirit of the Month to highlight some of the greatest spirits in the world. Some of them are age-old classics, some of them are great new releases, but whatever it is, you can be sure that it's something we love. This month we've chosen:
Styrian Apples & Elder GinPlease wait Please wait
A fruity, floral Styrian gin made with Topaz apples and ripe elderberries, as well as juniper and fiery ginger. Styrian gin originates from Styria in south-eastern Austria, and uses local botanicals to create a dry, earthy taste. This is a modern take on the traditional style of gin, the fruity apple and juniper flavours mingling with earthier elderberries and ginger.
About the Producer
Driven by a passion for using local botanicals to create elegant spirits, Wacholderbär was inspired by traditional styles of gin and the legend of the Wacholderbär. The name of the distillery, Wacholderbär, means ‘Juniper Bear’ and refers to the brown bears that once inhabited Austria, particularly in the region of Styria. These bears could be seen feasting on juniper berries throughout the summers, and though bears have not been seen in the area for many years, the juniper bear lives on in Wacholderbär distillery.