EAU-DE-VIE, SCHNAPS, BRANDY
Eau-de-Vie is a pure high-alcohol spirit made from fermented fruit and
grape. Cognac, Calvados and Armagnac
are French examples that you may recognize.
Many North Americans are unfamiliar with the term Eau-de-Vie, however in
Europe, they are very well-known and specialties vary from country to
country. The Scots have their whiskey, the French have cognac, the Greeks
love Ouzo and the Scandinavians prefer their Aquavit.
In Germany, you ask for Schnaps. Schnaps is the generic term for all
spirits that warm and contribute to well-being, no matter whether clear or
coloured, sweet or bitter. In Canada, a schnaps is often sweet, but a true
German variety is clear and strong.
The preference for high-proof spirits changes with each region. In
general, Schnaps means a clear liquid, but in the northern and eastern
region of Germany, spirits distilled from grain are preferred, whereas in
the south, fruits from the orchards of the Rhine Valley and the Lake
Constance area are distilled, and in the Black Forest berries are used to
create finely scented and aromatic spirits.
In one region alone, Germany has over 900 fruit spirit distilleries, and
the centre of production in Oberkich even has a Schnaps Academy where
graduates receive a 'Waesserle-Diplom'?a Schnaps Diploma. Schnaps is
appropriate for any occasion - as an aperitif, an après-diner drink or
anytime a lift or warming of your spirit is needed. In the Northern regions
of Germany, it is combined with beer. Its medicinal qualities are also
celebrated, with combinations of herbs blended specifically for health and
The varieties of Johnny Ziegler Schnaps created here at Winegarden Estate
are a true marriage of German culture and New Brunswick flavour.
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EAU-DE-VIE, SCHNAPS & BRANDY SELECTIONS
Johnny Ziegler, Fennel, 375 ml
Johnny Ziegler, Juniper, 375ml
Johnny Ziegler, Anis, 375ml
Johnny Ziegler, Bartlett Pear 375 ml
Johnny Ziegler Framboise (raspberry) - 375 ml
Johnny Ziegler, Aquavit (caraway/cumin) - 375 ml
Johnny Ziegler, Grappa (grape) - 375 ml
Johnny Ziegler, Grappa (grape) 750 ml - a colourless Italian style made from
the skins of grapes after the juice has been pressed for wine.
Johnny Ziegler, Slibowitz (plum) - 375 ml
Johnny Ziegler, Myrtille (blueberry) - 375 ml
Johnny Ziegler, Elderberry - 375 ml
Johnny Ziegler, Cassis (currant) - 375 ml
Johnny Ziegler, Kirsch (cherry) - 375 ml
Johnny Ziegler, Obstler 750 ml - a dry fruit schnaps made from pear,
apple & cherry
Johnny Ziegler, Obstler 50 ml - a dry fruit schnaps made from pear, apple
Johnny Ziegler, Apple Schnaps 750 ml - Black Forest style dry apple schnaps
Johnny Ziegler, Fruit Brandy 750 ml - a special blended fruit brandy aged in
oak for 5 years
Johnny Ziegler, Sr. Brandy 750 ml - A very special fruit brandy aged in oak
Johnny Ziegler, Original 200 ml - Our 20th anniversary celebration brandy,
aged in oak 20 years.