Lorenz Humbel, Stetten, Aargau, Schweiz
Cherry brandy, spontaneous fermentation
So is the spontaneous fermentation hype just the latest hipster fad? Not at all – it’s a time-honoured method that used to be incredibly common. And it’s exactly what “cherry guru” Lorenz Humbel does to achieve the fine complexity and truly unique profile of his cherry brandy. Unlike many of its mass produced peers, it isn’t soft and almondy, but straight and aromatic with juicy notes of cherry. It’s exciting, vivacious and goes down a treat.
50ml GIN 206, London dry gin
30ml BASLER LANGSTIELER. WILD 503, Cherry eau-de-vie
10ml fresh lemon juice
10ml sugar syrup
dash aromatic bitter
about the Freimeisterkollektiv
The Freimeisterkollektiv is dedicated to keeping alive the art of traditional spirit production in small, artisanal distilleries. The independent distilleries that have joined up in this open network produce both radical novelties as well as reinterpretations of old classics – all of which are among the best in Germany and beyond.
sweet cherry (Basler Langstieler), natural yeast, water