Schnapps is a legally protected term for a fruit spirit distilled and bottled in Austria.
It refers to a spirit made from fruits such as pears, apples or plums. The fruits are mashed and fermented. The plum mash is distilled to produce the plum distillate, which is reduced to drinking strength after careful maturation. The result is a wonderful schnapps made from fruity local plums.
The premium schnapps of the Schwarzenberger wood line contains a strong 40 % vol.