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12541Re: Maraschino

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  • waljaco
    Jun 27, 2003
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      For the Luxardo version of the story go to:
      There is an english version of their history.
      See also msg 3959
      Maraschino and Kirsch

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...> wrote:
      > The Dalmatian Maraska (Marasca) sour cherry (& kernels) is used to
      > make Maraschino.
      > For background information see:
      > Vishnia Maraska
      > http://www.croatianmall.com/croatia/wine/visnja_maraska.htm
      > It states -
      > "Maraschino Liqueur is a product of cherries that are pounded, the
      > pits are crushed, honey is added, and the mixture is left to
      > before being distilled....Prior to bottling, the mixture is
      > with sugar, resulting in a clear liqueur that is 60 to 78% proof."
      > Luxardo,the Italian manufacturer gives the following process (from
      > msg 3959) -
      > 1) Special machines separate the pits from the fruit.
      > 2) The fruit is pressed into juice and cherry pomace. The juice is
      > used to make a colored Cherry Brandy.
      > 3) The pomace is placed in enormous larch vats and left to macerate
      > for months in alcohol flavored previously with the crushed cherry
      > pits.
      > 4) The infusion is double distilled in a pot still.
      > 5) It is aged in Finnish ash vats for several years.
      > 6) Sugar syrup is added.
      > 7) Aged for several months in ashwood vats.
      > 8) Bottled in straw-plaited bottles.
      > Wal
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