Fermentation of the crushed fruits begins at temperatures controlled between 22º and 25º followed by distillation in copper alambics at a minimum temperature of 60º. The aroma and the taste of the original fruit is extracted and conserved during the distillation process using steam heated stills. Distillation is a single continuous process with the elimination of the initial “head” and final “tail” distillate in order to keep only the best of the distillation called the “heart.” Kirsch Vieux then undergoes aging in stainless steel for a minimum of 16 months.
Serve well-chilled from the refrigerator or freezer. Often served over ice cream or other desserts as a flavor enhancer. Can be used as a flavored base for mixed drinks, such as a cherry martini. Interesting when mixed with your favorite cola.