Eau de vie, french for ‘water of life’ is a clear, colourless fruit brandy produced by fermentation and double distillation. They are a digestif and are usually served neat after a meal in small tulip glasses.
Through artfully fermenting and distilling the juices of the fresh raspberries of the Vosges Mountains, Lesgrevil Framboise Eau de Vie is full of fruity flavour. The sharp but sweet fruitiness of this eau de vie is teamed with a slight dryness which adds complexity for the palate. It is best enjoyed simply, served over ice or simply straight from the fridge. You could even use it to add a raspberry twist to spritzers and coolers.
No drinks cupboard is complete without a classic Kirsch. Lesgrevil Kirschwasser is authentically flavoured using traditional production methods. The cherry fruit, stones and juice are all fermented to create a rich and vibrant cherry flavour which Lesgrevil has harmoniously teamed with light notes of almond. Adding Kirsch to your cocktails ensures a strong hit of sweet cherry flavour or you can alternative use it to pep up desserts, flavoured pastries or even drink alone.
Wonderful craftsmanship allows the producers at Lesgrevil to develop the sweet and enticing flavour of Mirabelle Plum Eau de Vie. Lesgrevil Mirabelle Eau de Vie spends five to six year maturing to ensure a strong and intense flavour which also delivers surprising smoothness. Aromas of the sweet Mirabelle plum are paired wonderfully with its juicy flavour. Mirabelle plums are known for their deep, recognisable flavour and Lesgrevil have captured it perfectly in their Eau de Vie.
The Williams pear takes centre stage in this sweet and satisfying eau de vie. Lesgrevil Poire William eau de vie combines the sweet flavours of the pear with the intensity of the distilled alcohol and combined they create an enticing blend which is wonderfully enjoyed as a digestif. The sweet and fruity flavour of the pear is wonderfully teamed with your after dinner cheeseboard or a light dessert.
An aged Marc de Champagne (kind of like posh French grappa) from boutique producers Jean Goyard: artisan distillers who arrived in Champagne from Burgundy in the early years of the 20th century and whose business remains in family hands as specialist distiller for the world's greatest wine region.
Miclo Marc de Gewurztraminer is a pomace brandy made from the distillate of the one of the noble grape varieties of Alsace. Gilbert Miclo founded the Miclo Distillery in 1965 in Alsace. He had succeeded his father as head of the family company in 1962, but in those days they were only traders of wine, eaux de vie and beers. The decision was taken to produce their own fruit brandies, and to concentrate on only products of the very finest quality.