COMISSION TO QUALITY
EMPEROR AND KING spirits are all handcrafted from the finest ingredients locally grown on the sunny hills under the castle Riegersburg situated on a dormant volcano in the Austrian state of Styria. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of only the highest quality products, because only the naturally delicious taste of flawless, sun-ripened fruits or excellent wines is a suitable basis for producing dense and robust brandies or elegant, delicately aromatic gins – whiskey that has matured for many years!
Only the finest, cleanest and ripest fruit makes its way into our distillery for the final treatment. We add no other substances, no sugar, flavours or colouring − and we still use copper vessels for the traditional double distillation process.
When we distill our spirits we use the double distillation procedure, it is an old and costly tradition that we proudly pursue until today. It takes lots of time have more work, and also requires considerably more energy than the simple distillation procedure, but the results make it all rewarding.
In the months July to November our manufacture in Styria is complete in full operation mode because the fresh, fully ripened fruit needs to be processed as quickly as possible to produce a high-quality distillate. When the fruit has been washed and sorted, the fruit is crushed, before the stems, seeds and pits are removed.
The next step we crushed the fruit and put it into big stainless-steel tanks for the fermentation process at between 17° and 19°C. In one to two weeks the natural fruit sugar will have fermented to produce our luxury alcohol to ignite the fully taste. After this important process is complete, the mash is distilled in copper vessels to produce at first step low wines and then fine spirits.
The Brandy… Legend has it that this was once the drink of Austrian emperors and kings – emperors and kings alone. The common folk had only tales and stories about it. As times went on and the emperors and kings vanished, the drink went with them. Until now. Now, the legacy of Austria’s most noble drink continues…
EMPEROR AND KING PREMIUM HANDCRAFTED SPIRITS
ARE PRODUCED AND BOTTLED IN RIEGERSBURG, AUSTRIA MADE IN AUSTRIA