View into the Berryshka distillery

 

Creating the internationally recognized Slovenian Juniper Brandy

PRODUCED IN SLOVENIA

1 – Selection
1.

Selection

The first step in the selection process of the juniper berries is a thorough inspection. We carefully eliminate any dried or damaged fruit; remove the juniper needles and insects ensuring we use only the best, high quality juniper berries in our products.

 

2 – Grinding
2.

Grinding

Within the depository, the upper area of our distillery, the electric mill is housed. In here the juniper berries are finely ground before being directly deposited into the copper kettles.

 

3 – Extraction
3.

Extraction

The copper steels distillation process first uses a dry distillation to extract the essential oils. From here the pure distilled junipers are transferred into a fermentation tank where natural spring water from the Kočevski Rog rainforest and specialist yeasts are added before being left to ferment for one month.

 

4 – Fermentation
4.

Fermentation

The alcoholic fermentation of the pressed juniper berries takes place in the fermentation steels for a further month. This is a natural process in which, by using yeast, the natural sugars are converted into alcohol. This highly skilled process requires carefully controlled temperature and constant attention to the whole process until the yeast converts all of the sugar to produce alcohol.

 

5 – Destillation
5.

Distillation

Producing first class Juniper Brandy is a long and complicated process. Carefully selected, quality ingredients alone are not enough, the process requires extensive knowledge, years of experience and an innate skill. The alcohol is distilled several times and that contributes to the smooth and velvety taste of Juniper Brandy. The Juniper Brandy must be blended with our own pure spring water, directly sourced from Kočevski Rog rainforest, to reach the right level of alcohol for the perfect drinking experience. The drink is then ready for bottling.

 

7 – Bottling
6.

Bottling

Under close supervision the Juniper Brandy moves to the bottling room where each bottle is manually filled, sealed to ensure quality and finally labelled.

 

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