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
Magic Crystal
Premium Vodka
Clear color. Faint, clean aromas of shredded wheat, date pastry, and table cracker with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long citrus meringue, minerals, and pink pepper finish. A pure, delicious, creamy textured vodka that is sure to please.
94 points $23.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Clear color. Aromas of lemon cleanser and anise with a soft, shy, dryish light body and a warming, breezy sugar and wax finish. An earthy vodka with some wooly notes.
84 points $22.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab