The ancestor of gin is genever, also called “pékèt” when it is produced in Wallonia.
“Raerener Töpfergeist” is translated to “The spirit of the potter of Raeren”. It is produced by macerating and distilling juniper berries (juniperus communis) in organic wheat alcohol.
Macerating is a way to soften the ingredients by soaking it in a the distilled alcohol, it could be raw, dried or preserved fruit or vegetables.
The name Raerener Töpfergeist refers to the history of the pottery centre of Raeren,
the most important and most famous one north of the Alpes between the 14th and 16th century.
It is the oldest product from the Radermacher distillery, its origin dates back to 1836 !
It comes in a fancy pot/clay/stone bottle and feels like a quality product. Its bottled at 38% ABV.
Notes from the Distillery
Smooth, subtle and fresh juniper bouquet.
Pure, fresh and long lasting taste. Perfect harmony between malt and juniper berries with a
clear predomination of the juniper.