For a decade or two I’ve been partial to an eau-de-vie as a digestif so I thought I would see if anyone else is so inclined, and if so, what are their favourites?
Mine are mainly bought on the continent, and both at home or in restaurants there, my staple is Framboise/Himbeergeist. The best one I remember at a restaurant was in a hotel that had seen better days in Michelstadt-Erbach, Germany.
For home consumption I mainly drink Framboise and other eaux-de-vie from Othon Schmitt of Hellange, Luxembourg.
For a change I sometimes have a bottle in stock from Morand’s excellent range from Martigny, Switzerland. If staying at a hotel in the town, one can get a discount at their shop.
At the speciality end I currently have Damassine d’Ajoie, made from pink damsons by Fleury-Perret of Porrentruy, Switzerland and Doyenné du Comice Pear from Capreolus Distillery of Cirencester, England.