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Re: Schnapps & Fruit brandy

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  • popwahtosh
    ... and ... ============================== Makes sence to me, Harry! Thanks. Happy new years to you and all the others. Pop
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 29, 2004
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      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@y...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "popwahtosh" <popwahtosh@y...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Can anyone tell me what the difference is between fruit brandy
      and
      > > 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).
      >
      > HTH
      > Slainte!
      > regards Harry
      > Happy New Year to all

      ==============================

      Makes sence to me, Harry! Thanks. Happy new years to you and all the
      others.

      Pop
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