Jakob Fuchs - The refiner
Distiller and fine brandy sommelier, Söll
You're often offered a little schnapps at the Wilder Kaiser, for example when resting at one of the cottages. The warming liquid has the scent of fresh fruit… did you know that distilling not only requires high-quality, mature fruits, but that taste is also essentially influenced by the hardness of the waters?40 Types of fruit are turned into schnapps and liqueur by Jakob Fuchs and his wife. The two of them live on a farm high up on the sunny Paisslberg, and are lucky enough to have their own spring as well as many fruit trees. Water plays an important role throughout production: before the mash is prepared, the fruit must be washed. After distilling, the inflow is diluted with water until the desired alcohol content is achieved. The water from his own spring gives the schnapps its unique taste. Try it yourself: for example at a get together in Söll, when locals and holiday visitors meeting the pedestrian zone from 6 PM onwards every summer Wednesday.