Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur of the Alps

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  • alc./vol:
    35%

    Proof:
    70°

    Vintage:
    Non-vintage

    Aged:
    Unaged

    Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

    Product of: Product of Australia Australia


    The Arolla stone pine grows in the Austrian Alps and generations of mountaineers have harvested the scarlet fruit before it turns into the more familiar pine cone. Josef Hofer, a family distillery since 1797, macerates the freshly picked fruit in eaux-de-vie to produce this popular après-ski drink.

    Review and Tasting

    Sampled on 03/01/2011

    Appearance

    Clear, red.

    Aroma

    Pungent but fresh with strong pine aromas, walnut and hay bale.

    Taste

    Smoky yet clean and pine fresh, and well balanced with only a hint of residual sweetness.

    Aftertaste

    Floral notes emerge in the long, pine finish. This is a very interesting and challenging liqueur which could be used to add character to cocktails in a similar way to a smoky Islay malt.

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