About German SPIRITS

The spirits industry is a strong and varied one in Germany. Most famous are the brandies and eau-de-vie, made from fruits such as cherry, pear and apple. The term schnapps can refer to an eau-de-vie or it can simply mean a strong alcoholic drink.

There are also vodkas (flavored and unflavored), London-style gins and whiskeys produced in Germany. Most are consumed locally; few are exported outside Europe.
Top Picks for Germany
Bushel & Barrel
Golden amber color. Lively aromas and flavors of baked apples, roasted nuts, and yeasty apple strudel with a silky, racy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, layered, medium-long finish with accents of burnt sugar, pepper, minerals, and polished wood. A vibrant barrel aged apple liqueur with great depth and zesty flavors.
86 points $21.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab