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I went to language school (Goethe Institute) in Staufen im Breisgau in the Black Forest. This, of course, is the home of Schladerer Kirschwasser. I used to have German friends who travelled back and forth and would bring me a bottle every now and then. I have looked in some six states and not been able to find Schladerer. Last year I got a Hiram Walker Kirshwasser (so-called). Ugh! It was not even close. Thank you so much for handling and shipping the real thing to me. We use it for fondue, poured over fresh fruit, and as an after dinner cordial. It is the best! -Roger D. Johns
Magnificent all-fruit Kirschwasser--bright, spirited, clear, complex--magnificent with cheeses, mushrooms, sausages, or alone, neat/chilled, room temperature, or in coffee. I have used it to reconstitute/plump dried fruits for making preserve or fruit jams--especially delightful with dried figs, cherries, plums, and nuts (walnuts and cherries--YES!). Hint: if you have a bad winter cough, take an ounce of this before settling down for the night. A glorious product, should be on everyone's top shelf.
Please, PLEASE, P-L-E-A-S-E!!! always carry this product!! This is the REAL DEAL Schwartzwalder kirsch and it cannot be found any ware else!
It is the authentic (it even comes with a certification) kirsch wasser made in the exact region needed in many authentic German recipes.
The taste is light, crisp and not overly sweet. Wine Chateau is the first place I will go to get my kirsch fix! Thanks!!
Excellent for sipping and I also use it in my Black Forest Cake.
I lived in Germany for 27 years and learned to enjoy the wide variety of schnapps and other food products available even in the tiniest village. Schladere Kirsch is a legend with connoisseurs of fine fruit schnapps and I am very pleased to have found a source here in the good old USA.
This high quality kirsch is necessary for our traditional swiss fondue. My husband is from Switzerland and makes a delicious fondue with the best Gruyere cheese, morels, white wine and this Schladerer kirsch in the mixture. It is truly delicious. We serve this for entertaining and it is always well received. One of the traditions is to have a toast in the middle of the meal called "coup de milieu". We drink a shot of kirsch and it cleanses the palate and changes the taste of the fondue. It is great fun and a social event. It is hard to find kirsch locally. American kirsch tastes horrible, so I've been buying it from Wine Chateau for a couple of years. It is delivered promptly and we really enjoy it.
Fruit spirits can be divided into two categories: “Wässer” (water) and “Geist” (spirit). Wasser refers to fruit high in natural sugars, Geist is for fragrant but low sugar fruits. The most well know “Wässer” include Schwarzwälder Kirschwasser (Black Forest Cherry) and Williams’ Pear. The most popular type of “Geist” brandy is raspberry flavored (Himbeergeist). Schladerer fruit brandies are best served slightly chilled and neat in an Armagnac glass or Champagne flute. They make an excellent digestif after a meal. Although the delicate nature of Schladerer brandies make them ideal on their own, they can be mixedwith Champagne or sparkling wine, then garnished with the corresponding fruit makes a delightful cocktail. Or add 1 oz. of brandy to coffee for an after-dinner drink. In addition to being an after dinner drink, soaking fruit in Schladerer infuses it with flavor, or they can be poured over ice cream.