'Special reserve' eaux-de-vie are exceptional.
These eaux-de-vie are only rarely produced when the year's weather conditions provide the maximum of sunshine, energy essential to obtaining fruit bursting with aromatic richness.
Distilling these eaux-de-vie is also highly selective, because to make up the future bottle, we keep only the heart of the batch, the very finest fraction, the most powerful and most complex in aromatic savour.
And lastly, ageing, essential to the blossoming of flavours, takes place in small ash barrels, a white wood, guaranteeing the totality of the eau-de-vie's characters, enabling slow ageing by respiration through the pores of the wood.
Inheritors of a long family tradition of patience and expertise, Bertrand distil their fruit Spirit eaux-de-vie just as Joseph Bertrand did in 1874: 'seeking perfection through passion'. Today, this continuous search for quality marks them out as one of the best Distillers in France. Every year they put their skills to the test by successfully taking part in the most prestigious national and international shows. This is how one small corner of Alsace becomes an ambassador of good French taste throughout the world. Bertrand: 30 gold medals in the last ten years. Distillation of natural fermented fruits and ageing that exacerbates the taste, fragrance, perfume of A for Apricot to W for William Pear, via another 14 fruits (Holy berry, Elderberry, Wild Cherry, Quince, Sloe, Gentian etc)