More information about No 165 German Tulameen Raspberry
Even if the name would have us believe it: The raspberry is not a berry! Perhaps one or the other still remembers the bulky term "aggregate drupe" from the biology lessons. It wants to tell us that the raspberry consists of many small drupes, which are formed from the individual fruit leaves. There are countless varieties of raspberry with red, yellow and also black fruiting bodies, which are divided into summer and autumn raspberries.
Among the former is our Tulameen, a variety created in 1980 in Vancouver, Canada, from the crossing of 'Nootka' and 'Glen Prosen', which we chose because it is very aromatic and tasty. The large, sweet, attractive fruit was harvested extra fresh for us around the end of June 2018 by a farmer in southern Germany in such sufficient quantity that we made a brandy from it "by maceration and distillation". For this, we prepared five parts of fruit with one part of alcohol and then carefully distilled it after the end of the maceration period in order to banish the rheosmin, the so-called raspberry ketone into our brandy without damage.
But it would be far from the truth to think that only one substance is responsible for the bombastic aromas of this spirit. Raspberry ketone may be the defining one, but it's just one of well over 200 substances that contribute to the aroma. Enjoy this classic pure, with dessert or as part of a sophisticated cocktail mix!