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Dipl.-Ing. Georg Bechter © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH Dipl.-Ing. Georg Bechter © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH David #austriantime

“My favourite was definitely the raspberry! Or was it the Williams pear? Mind you, the wild plum flavour was very special…”

Premium schnapps direct from the Tirolean distiller

Many people know what a good schnapps tastes like, but few know how laborious the production is. Time to change that by taking an educational tour "from the orchard to the glass".
A hearty snack and a good schnapps are a marriage made in heaven. You probably know that schnapps is produced by small, local distillers, very few however kneo how much work this entails.

Explore the Tirol Schnapps Route and find out more about this generations-old craft, from cultivating the fruit, via mashing and distilling, to the correct way to taste schnapps. 41 leading schnapps distillers in north and east Tirol invite you and demonstrate how clarity is achieved, along with fruitiness and purity of their high-quality schnapps. Don'w worry: the tours are not too scientific, but geared more to fun and enjoyment, since Austrians know how to enjoy life, which is why every tour ends with a tasting. Once you have learned about the lengthy journey apricots, pears, blackcurrants or raspberries make from the garden to the glass, then you will appreciate a premium schnapps all the more. You will also feel more connected to the country and its people, and that's quite a good feeling, isn't it?

Highlights

  • Glaserhof Distillery in Tirol © Agrarmarketing Tirol Glaserhof Distillery in Tirol © Agrarmarketing Tirol
  • Weindlerhof Distillery, Petra & Erwin Hupfauf © Agrarmarketing Tirol Weindlerhof Distillery, Petra & Erwin Hupfauf © Agrarmarketing Tirol
  • Kammerlander Distillery in Tirol © Agrarmarketing Tirol Kammerlander Distillery in Tirol © Agrarmarketing Tirol
  • Toni Rossetti © Agrarmarketing Tirol / Toni Rossetti Toni Rossetti © Agrarmarketing Tirol / Toni Rossetti
  • Toni Rossetti Distillery © Agrarmarketing Tirol / Toni Rossetti Toni Rossetti Distillery © Agrarmarketing Tirol / Toni Rossetti
  • Angelika Schimpfössl, Josef Schimpfössl Distillery © Agrarmarketing Tirol Angelika Schimpfössl, Josef Schimpfössl Distillery © Agrarmarketing Tirol

“To be honest, I always thought schnapps was just fiery. But actually these spirits have a wonderful fruit aroma and flavour and are quite smooth on the palate.”

Anna © Österreich Werbung Anna © Österreich Werbung Anna, #austriantime

Interview with a Tirolean schnapps distiller

Wildschönauer Krautinger Turnips GenussRegion © GRÖ / Werner Krug Wildschönauer Krautinger Turnips GenussRegion © GRÖ / Werner Krug

Wildschönauer Krautingerrübe GenussRegion

Stanz plums, Oberland apples and Wildschönauer Krautinger

Schnapps from the Wildschönauer Krautinger Turnips 'GenussRegion' (culinary region) is an 'Eaux de vie'. Made from Krautinger turnips, it is more than just a schnapps. In the region it's come to be viewed as a home remedy, medicine and wonder drink all in one. 'Krautinger', as it is affectionately called, is an integral part of the Tirolean Schnapps Route and is distinguished by its high-quality workmanship and distinctive taste. The fruits from two other culinary regions - Stanz Plum GenussRegion and Oberland Apple GenussRegion - are also turned into top-quality distillates on the Schnapps route.
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