F. Meyer Mirabelle Eau-de-Vie
F. Meyer // Alsace, France
The F. Meyer distillery was founded in Howarth in the Alsace region of France in 1958, and produces a variety of eaux-de-vie. Mirabelle is made from small, sweet yellow plums from the Lorraine. It is double-distilled in copper pot-stills and then rested in steel tanks for two to five years before bottling.
Eau-de-VieMost often referring to clear, unaged brandy distilled from wine from any type of fruit. Some styles are macerated with skins after distillation which provide color.
"Mirabelle is fragrant and perfumed with fruit and floral notes. The plum flavor is a bit delicate compared to some of F. Meyer's other distillates, getting somewhat covered up under the heat of alcohol. It's a very nice eau-de-vie nonetheless, worthy of sipping neat."