Stauffenberg Gin is a modern take on a classic, with the complicated sensation of our high-end Stauffenberg schnaps. Served best straight-up, the after-effect of a Stauffenberg evening is (remarkably!) hangover-free.
Master distiller and artist Franz von Stauffenberg is well-versed in the language of schnaps and brandies. He grew up with them in the village of Jettingen in Southern Germany, where the family distilled regular batches of plum schnaps â€” in the same castle, yes, the very same one in which the well-known member of the resistance, Claus von Stauffenberg, was born and who often enjoyed the family schnaps. The copper still is some 80 years old and running strong, lending the schnaps its distinctive characteristics. Using only well-selected, all-organic ingredients to make incredibly high-caliber spirits, the magic lies in the simplicity of distilling in truly small handmade batches â€” from one-manâ€™s-hands alone.
In 2009, the artist Franz von Stauffenberg debuted his distinctive home-brewed eau de vie to a small circle of friends in Berlin, mostly artists and gallerists. The inticing experiment soon grew into a verifiable business when renowned restaurants and bars caught the fever, eager for a bit of hangover-free fun for themselves.
Turning the same attention he gave to art-making into crafting small-batch spirits, slowly he acquired the expertise in distilling a high-end plum brandy from the best fruits found locally (and even from the trees in his motherâ€™s back yard). In 2013, he concocted a secret blend of some 17 organic botanicals to make an explosive gin like none other. In 2019, his wife April conjured up a mind-enhancing recipe for the new Stauffenberg Vodka, infused with Lionâ€˜s Mane mushrooms. Without a doubt, the traditional copper pot still remains the invisible hand in creating the strikingly elegant notes of his spirits.