Asbach – A German Brandy from Rüdesheim

Asbach Uralt is a German Brandy Produced in Rüdesheim since 1892:

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Asbach Uralt in Rudesheim

There’s plenty of wines and beers to taste in Rüdesheim, but one liquor that must be tried when in this village is Asbach, the famous German brandy specialty from Rüdesheim am Rhein.

Asbach brandy has been in production for over 100 years in Rüdesheim and consistently ranks amongst the top ten liquor brands in the food and alcohol industry in Germany. For our taste of this famous Rüdesheim liquor, we went to the Breuer’s Rüdesheimer Schloss in the historic centre of Rüdesheim.

Breuer’s Rüdesheimer Schloss

At Breuer’s Rüdesheimer Schloss we had a drink that was very much like an Irish coffee.  Breuer’s must specialize in serving this drink to tour groups as in their beer garden they had the various country flags on the tables, depending on what groups were visiting.

The girls working in Breuer’s  gave a demonstration in the making of the drink, which added to our photo collection. Firstly, one of the waitresses pours generous amounts of Asbach Uralt into a tray filled with porcelain pots. Another lady comes along and fills the pots with hot coffee and then someone else spoons whipped cream over the brandy-coffee mixture.

The drink had quite a kick, especially in the mid-morning hours. Don’t worry if you’ve had a little too much as Breuer’s Rüdesheimer Schloss has rooms for rent – 23 rooms and 3 suites.  Breuer’s is a 4-star hotel, that was previously a castle in 1729.   It seems like a very comfortable place to spend a night at and the rates are very reasonable.

To learn more about Asbach’s history and the production of Asbach from grape to distilling and storage of the finished product, you can visit the Asbach Visitor Centre on Ingelheimer Strasse, but you do have to make a booking. There’s also a shop where you can buy the various vintages of Asbach, Asbach brandy chocolates and other accessories.

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