More than 145 years of fine Kirsch brandies to satisfy the most demanding tastes. Dettling. The most awarded fruit brandy distilleries ever, now available at Ari’s kosher wine.
In 1867, Franz-Xaver Dettling established a trading company in Brunnen, Switzerland, specialising in Italian wines and operating a distilling plant for mountain cherries from Central Switzerland.
Dettling’s business soon became a success.
In 1909 Franz-Xaver’s son, Arnold, took over the business, and it was renamed to include his name. In the 1930s - an economically difficult period in Switzerland - the company was managed by Arnold Dettling’s son, also named Arnold. It is thanks to his business acumen that the company survived World War 2 and was again successful after the war. From 1978 onward, the company was creatively managed by another Franz-Xaver Dettling, the great-grandson of the founder.
In 2000 the distillery was completely revamped and is now a state-of-the-art facility. Since then Dettling Kirsch has received more awards than any other product in the kirsch category.
From cherry to fine brandy
Only exquisite and ripe cherries are used for fermentation - a total of 8 kilograms of fruit are required for one single litre of Kirsch. Particularly worth mentioning: Edelbrand cherries are grown on selected farms and trees and are gently distilled in a rock cellar.
Distilling takes time.
As one of the few distilleries world-wide, Dettling only distils cherries in its distilling plants, preventing the transfer of unwanted flavours. All cherries are procured in Switzerland and it produces genuine Swiss Kirsch brandy. Close contacts are maintained with all farmers and cherry suppliers. A consistent quality control ensures that only flawless raw material is distilled.
As one of the few distilleries world-wide, Dettling distils exclusively cherries. This prevents an undesirable transfer of flavour. Dettling operates one of the most modern distilleries in Europe and produces a limited quantity of high-quality Kirsch brandy.