acquavite di miele – honey liquor
four degrees of separation to tell the story of the scent of flowers and plants.
flower - bee - mead - liquor.
the pure, crystalline, quintessential spirit made from mead. bain-marie still distillation, the alembic is then filled with the mead in batches, heated in a basin of hot water, not by direct flame. it’s a slow process that calls for close attention in every stage. in fact, alcohol-laden fumes pass through rectifier columns that separate the various stages, enhancing the noblest aromatics. after it has been distilled, the high alcohol content honey eau-de-vie is aged for a year in a large inert stainless steel container, where it matures and blends together. only then is it diluted with spring water to bring its content to the right level. all this work, the sensitivity and mastery of the techniques, is orchestrated by bruno pilzer’s expert hands in faver trento.
mead is an ancient alcoholic fermented beverage made from mountain spring water and honey. in this case, we selected two very different types of honey, fir and citrus. two honeys at opposite geographical and aromatic extremes to celebrate the plant wealth of italy, with an embrace that takes in the entire country, our wildlife, culture and traditions.