The Asbach history goes back to the year 1892, when company founder Hugo Asbach left his adopted home country of France and made his dream of an own company come true, in Rüdesheim am Rhein. He had previously acquired a high degree of know-how of distilling wines from renowned French distillers, and he made use of this knowledge to achieve an ambitious goal – to create a product equal to French cognacs while at the same time catering to German tastes. Ten years later, he created the new term “Weinbrand” for his brandies, to be used parallel to the term “Cognac” generally used in those times. A farsighted decision in fact, for when German producers were prohibited from using the term Cognac after 1919, the name Weinbrand had already been well-established on the market. The secret of the superb Asbach quality lies in its unqiue production process. Experience how the master distiller takes finest grapes and uses his instinctive feel, following two distillation processes and storage in casks of Limousin oak, to create unique masterpieces in the art of distilling.
Distilled from choice wines from the best wine-growing areas, Asbach Privatbrand is aged for at least 8 years in small casks made of Limousin oak. Distinctive amber colour. Decidely fruity with notes of bitter chocolate and cedar wood. Full bodied and very spicy, a well developed flavour of fruits with background notes of almonds and spices. Very long on the finish, aromatic and spicy notes.