Schladerer Obstwasser Apple-Pear Brandy
Since 1844, Schladerer has been distilling the finest fruits available to produce a wide range of world famous brandies and liqueurs. Schladerer has its origin in the little town of Staufen in Germany's historic Black Forest, and is still family-owned. By adhering to traditional values of responsibility and commitment, Schladerer captures the flavor of ripe cherries, raspberries, and Williams pears to produce exciting digestifs. The ripeness and high quality of Schladerer's fruit creates the basis for a good distillate.
Taking its name from the Dutch term, brandewijn, for burnt or cooked wine, in the broadest sense of the term, Brandy is any liquor made from the distillation of fruit wine. Though any kind of fruit may be used, wine grapes are the most common. Clear Brandy, commonly referred to as Eau de Vie, is unaged and bottled directly after distillation. Finer grape-based Brandies are often aged in oak barrels for anywhere from two years (VS) to six years (XO) or longer, gradually gaining color and complexity as they interact with the wood.