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a raspberry spirit made for Etter in Zug, Switzerland


The oldest continuously operating, family owned distillery in Switzerland: Founded 1870, they produced cherry brandy exclusively for over a century. Only in 1981 they started making other fruit brandies and spirits.


Because raspberries in general are stingy when it comes to sugar, they are macerated in alcohol and then distilled, rather than fermented. The Swiss law allows the term brandy to be used here, but the technically correct spirit (or Geist, in German) seems more appropriate. The wild forest raspberries are collected by hand by farmers and private people in Switzerland, and sold to Etter.

Purchased by the author at J. B. Labat in Zurich.

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