A little piece of Austrian earthy heaven.
Hämmerle is an Austrian company that has been distilling and infusing great spirits for over a century—since 1885 to be precise. In fact, their Freihof Distillery has been voted Distillery of the Year by no less than the World Spirits Competition.
The town of Lustenau sits in a low, fertile valley along the Rhine River. It is perfect place for growing orchard fruits — cherries and plums, but especially pears. Gebhard Hämmerle made this little spot of heaven his home. And it is these fruits that have been used by the Hämmerle Company to make their fruit spirits and brandies for generations.
The German phrase "Vom Ganz Guten" as in the name, means “From the very good”. In this case 12 and a half kilograms of Gentian roots is used to produce 1 liter of Brandy. Roots were picked below the mountain tops in the Alps and deliver those earthy, leathery and smoky tones. And just wait until you see the insanely cool presentation. With a name like Hämmerle, of course you would make a custom bottle stopper shaped like a hammer. This is not your typical stage hammer, this is a smoke hammer!