GERMAN- STYLE FRUIT BRANDIES

PEAR BRANDY

Meet Gwen.

Our fair sister has a profile that closely resembles a breeze blowing through an orchard of Bartlett pear trees: floral, fragrant, and delicate. This Pear Brandy, produced by hand-selected Bartlett Pears, also known as Williams-Christ Birne, was distilled in our German copper stills to capture this elegant and delicate flavor. Gwen will lead you on a journey to savor.

BARRELED GRAPE IMMATURE BRANDY

Meet Ivey.

Our seriously immature and sprightly muse, depicted on the front label, embodies The Dampfwerk Distillery’s unique blend of European-style tradition with an unexpected American twist. Like Ivey, the grapes used in our contemporary Grape Brandy are complex, yet lively and refreshing. Our hardy Minnesota-bred Frontenac gris grapes are naturally fermented and distilled to showcase their enticing peach and citrus aroma, then aged in oak for less than two years.

APPLE BRANDY

Meet Tilli.

Our whimsical muse, depicted on the front label, embodies The Dampfwerk Distillery’s unique blend of European-style tradition with an unexpected American twist. Like Tilli, our contemporary Apple Brandy is a delightful surprise, similar to that first bite of a crisp apple. Our Minnesota-grown apples are naturally fermented and distilled in the highest-quality copper stills to showcase the apple’s natural essence and aroma.

BARRELED APPLE BRANDY

Meet a more mature Tilli.

Our whimsical muse has aged slightly from our original Apple Brandy. She still embodies The Dampfwerk Distillery’s unique blend of European-style tradition with an unexpected American twist. Our Barreled Apple Brandy, produced from Minnesota-grown apples, are naturally fermented and distilled in the highest-quality copper still and lightly aged in French oak. She is as delightful as her younger self but perhaps a bit mellower, sweeter, and more complex.


What is a Fruit brandy?

Opening Pandora’s box here… Putting it simply, fruit brandy is taking wine, and distilling it! You can make wine from any fruit, apples, grapes, pears, plums, or tomatoes if you will… Our German-style fruit brandy comes from apples, pears, and grapes that go through skin-on-fermentation. This just means that we use the whole fruit, mash it into a sauce, ferment it, distill it, and add water to proof it down. We pride ourselves in the fact that we do not add any coloring, flavoring, or concentrates to make our brandy FABULOUS.