Re: Schnapps & Fruit brandy
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@y...> wrote:
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "popwahtosh" <popwahtosh@y...>
> > Can anyone tell me what the difference is between fruit brandy
> > schnapps other than schnapps having a heavier body (thicker)==============================
> > Thanks,
> > Pop
> Hi Pop,
> Schnapps as sold in America isn't true schnapps. If it's thicker,
> then it's got additives like sugar.
> True schnapps is clear alcohol made from a mash of fermented
> fruits/berries/herbs usually the one type (IOW only strawberries,
> not strawberries + apples).
> It differs from liqueurs in that most liqueurs are fruits etc.
> steeped in previously-made clear alcohol to give both flavour AND
> some colour. Then a thickener is added.
> It differs from brandy in that brandy is usually aged in oak, and
> therefore takes on a colour and flavour changes.
> Think of schnapps as 'flavoured vodka' made with real fruits (not a
> true comparison, but adequate for this explanation).
> regards Harry
> Happy New Year to all
Makes sence to me, Harry! Thanks. Happy new years to you and all the