FRUIT SPIRIT

Ingredient List:

  • Fruit spirit
  • Water
  • Sugar (if used)

FRUIT SPIRIT (37.5%)Nutrition information

62 Kcal / serve30ml 257 kJ

207 Kcal / 100ml  858 kJ

FRUIT SPIRIT 37.5% vol. 30ml Per serving size 100ml
Energy 62 Kcal
/ 257 kJ
207 Kcal
/ 858 kJ
Fat 0 0
Saturates 0 0
Carbohydrates 0 0
Sugars 0 0
Protein 0 0
Salt 0 0

Production Process

Fruit spirit is produced by distillation following the alcoholic fermentation of (a) fleshy fruit or (b) ‘must’ (freshly crushed, including skins, seeds, stems, etc.) of fleshy fruit, berries or vegetables.  Each distillation must take place at less than 86% vol. so that the distillate has an aroma and taste from the raw materials.

The spirit needs to have a minimum volatile substances content of 2g per litre of pure alcohol (lpa) and, for spirits made from stone-fruits, a maximum of 0.07g of hydrocyanic acid per lpa.  The maximum methanol content for most fruit spirits is 10g / lpa, but there are higher thresholds in particular cases.

The name of the product is ‘spirit’ preceded by the name of the fruit, berry or vegetable.  It may also be called ‘wasser’ with the name of the fruit.  Specific provisions also allow, in some cases, the use of other names to replace ‘spirit, preceded by the name of the fruit, berry or vegetable’ and for situations where more than one raw material is used.

Strength

Fruit spirit sold to consumers has a minimum alcoholic strength of 37.5% vol..

Permitted

The addition of sugar to ‘round off’ the taste. (2 years after the new spirits regulation takes effect, i.e. around spring 2021, the addition of sugar will be limited to a maximum of 18g / litre of fruit spirit. At the same time, it will be permitted to add caramel to adapt the colour of fruit spirits that have been aged in wood for at least a year.)

Not allowed

The addition of any other alcohol, the use of flavourings and the addition of colours.