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DistiSuisse 2019/20: Gold & Category for Raspberry Spirit
- Raspberry Spirit
- Rum Single Cask #5, (highest awarded Swiss Rum)
- Mandarin Spirit
- Cocoabean Spirit
- Juniper Spirit
- Rum White
- Pepper Spirit Wild Madagascar
- 3 x Gin
- Bergamot Spirit
- Rasperry Spirit Reserve
- Marc Diolinoir Avarone
- Marc Touriga Nacional
Visitors' Choice Award at Basel's "Swiss Craft Spirits Festival"
The visitors at Basel's "Swiss Craft Spirits Festival" have awarded us 1st Place for our Bergamot Spirit and 3rd for our Pepper Spirit Wild Madagascar at the "Visitors' Choice Award". We are grateful and delighted about this motivating vote. Thank you.
Swiss Spirits Award 2019: Gold and Best BIO-Spirit & Gold for Raspberry Reserve and Silver for Gin
GOLD and BEST BIO-SPIRIT of 2019 for Orator BIO-Raspberry Spirit Reserve
GOLD for Orator Gin CLASSIC
SILVER for Orator Gin VELVET
SILVER for Orator Pepper Spirit Wild Madagascar
Thank you to all our clients, customers and helpers. We are motivated to discover new flavors and sensations and already have new aromatic surprises in the pipeline!
Swiss Spirits Award 2018: Best Spirit of the Year & Best BIO-Spirit, Newcomer 2018
BEST SPIRIT of the Year 2018 for Orator Bio-Raspberry Spirit
NEWCOMER of the Year 2018
GOLD MEDAL and BEST FRUIT DISTILLATE 2018 (highest rated Fruit Distillate 2018 in Switzerland) for Orator Bio-Raspberry Spirit
Best Bio-Spirit 2018 for Orator Bio-Raspberry
SILVER and 3rd place Gin for Orator Gin VELVET
SILVER for Orator Gin CANVAS
SILVER for Orator Marc (Grappa) Pinot Noir
We are excited that our push and strive for quality has already been recognized 18 months after the start of our distillery.
DistiSuisse 2017/18: Gold and Category winner for Gin, Gold for Raspberry Spirit
GOLD and Category winner (highest rated Gin in Switzerland) for Orator Gin Classic
GOLD for Orator Bio-Raspberry Spirit
SILVER for Orator Pepper Spirit
SILVER for Orator Orange blossom Spirit
We had reason to celebrate just in time for the distillery’s first anniversary as all of our submitted distillates received awards.
Focus on quality yields results: Craft - Nature - Time. Nothing more.
Category winner for highest rated Gin in Switzerland.
Pure nature - Craftsmanship - Time. Nothing else
We have a noble and premium-quality selection of Rum, Gin, Marc (Grappa, but may only be called so if produced in Ticino, Italy and Italian-speaking parts of Graubünden) and fruit spirits and brandys ready for you.
Additionally, we get the aromas from flavorful herbs, spices and fruits into the bottle. A variety of Peppers (Wild Madagascar Pepper, Cubeb pepper, Timut pepper, Red pepper, Myrtle pepper), Chilis – mixing this with Pepper spirit makes a great Bloody Mary - , Bergamots, Rosemary, different types of Mint, Cardamom, Ginger and even Maple Syrup.
Everything is produced from organic or wild ingredients and, of course, without additives.
In favor of flavor, we abstain from filtering.
GIN Classic, 500 ml, 40% Vol
Gin made from 11 organic spices and bio-ethanol produced in Switzerland. Complex aroma with orange blossom, lemon, cardamom and mild pepper tones, long lasting after taste and multi-layered flavor bursts. Unfiltered. Can, but does not have to be mixed.
GOLD and category (Gin) winner at the DistiSuisse 2017/18, making it the highest rated Gin in Switzerland.
GOLD at the Swiss Spirits Award 2019.
GIN Velvet, 500 ml, 40% Vol
Gin made from 7 organic spices and bio-ethanol produced in Switzerland. Soft and smooth with a gentle juniper foundation. Elegant and long lasting notes of orange blossom, lemon balm, cardamom and lemon grass. Fresh and light, almost uplifting on the palate. Unfiltered. Can, but does not have to be mixed.
GIN Canvas, 500 ml, 40% Vol
Gin made from 7 organic spices and bio-ethanol produced in Switzerland. Presents itself sturdily and rounded from the first to the last sip. With distinctive juniper flavor and clear nuances of angelica seeds, orange blossom, lemon grass, lemon balm and never ending pepper tones. Unfiltered. Can, but does not have to be mixed.
Pepper Spirit Cubeb, 500 ml, 40% Vol
Organic Cubeb Pepper from India makes up the foundation of this unique taste experience. Sharpness and a warm bouquet of spicy, exotic and earthy flavors can be expected. Excellent for consumption on its own, as a replacement for cherry liquor in fondue, paired with well matured cheese, or as an accompanying beverage with red meat. Unfiltered.
Pepper Spirit Tweed, 500 ml, 40% Vol
The trio of organically grown Timut pepper, Long pepper and Cubeb pepper make up this drink. The Timut, part of the Szechuan family, has a slight numbing effect on the tongue, which highlights its strong citrus and grapefruit notes more once the taste sensation slowly returns. Cubeb, Timut and spicy Long pepper blend together well and the spiciness (capsaicin) is not distilled into the spirit. Unfiltered. A new taste experience.
Pepper Spirit Wild Madagascar, 500ml, 40% Vol
Although it is only the size of a pinhead, the wild Madagascar pepper comes across much bigger in terms of flavor. Earthy, spicy, exotic scented, black tea aromas and pleasantly rounded and mild, while long lasting and somehow acquainting you with these unfamiliar flavors so quickly. Not spicy. Unfiltered.
Allspice (piment) Spirit, 350ml, 42% Vol
Allspice, sometimes called piment or "Nelkenpfeffer" in German. Cinnamon, cloves, pepper and muscat are the dominant aromas of Allspice. Sometimes used in lieu of pepper and as spice for wonderful Christmas cookies, allspice provides a large variety of tastes. We tried to preserve the bouquet of aromas in the bottle and are pleased about its soft touch and richness of flavors which develop in your palate over time. Discover this wonderful journey of tastes, soft and long lasting. Unfiltered. Fair-trade organic piment from Madagascar
Chili Spirit Madagascar - per request
Enjoy chili without fighting the spiciness. Sweet, warm flavors, combined with the scent of the sun and the island of Madagascar, where this small organic chili grows. Combined with Pepper Spirit Cubeb (¾ Chili and ¼ Pepper), it makes for a delicious Bloody Mary, which is best served with a lemongrass stalk. Also suitable for other mix drinks and some fine foods.
Mandarin Spirit, 350 ml, 41% Vol
Some Ur-Mandarin trees, originally cultivated in Sicily, survived on the Greek island of Chios. That's where these unusually delicious fruits come from. Full of seeds, a lot of cleaning and preparing is needed before slightly warm maceration and subsequent distillation. Very intense in nose and palate, this spirit captures the perfume of the mandarins and preserves it for our pleasure. Memories of taste and smell of mandarins of my childhood are instantly back.
Orange Blossom Spirit, 500 ml, 40% Vol
Organic Sicilian Orange blossoms and the sweet peel of organic oranges win us over with their intense odor, a long, intense perfume-like smell, and the sweet, rounded and passionate exit. Unfiltered, without additional sugars. A few drops already convey a southern vacation feeling.
Bergamot Spirit, 500ml, 41.5%Vol
The Citrus fruit Bergamot grows exclusively at the shores of the coast of Calabria and gives off the sweet smell of Italian summer nights, best known from the scent of Earl grey tea and as high note in many perfumes. The oil of the fruit has a fresh, oriental fruity and lively nose pared with a subtle aromatic note. The scent is said to improve one's mood. Our organic Bergamot spirit definitely does so in a lasting way. Not filtered & no additives. Produced in Switzerland.
Cacao Spirit, 350 ml, 41.5% Vol.
Cacao Spirit made from the Indian Idukki bean, which was diligently roasted by Chocolate Manufacturer Garcoa in Zurich. Intensive and pure dark chocolate flavor in the nose. Outstanding harmony between nose and palate with great complexity and long finish.
Raspberry Spirit, 500 ml, 40% Vol
Dark red and fully ripened, raspberries from controlled organic production, carefully harvested and immediately shock frozen, are the prerequisite for the abundance of flavor and smell of our most recognized drink. The intense raspberry smell and flavor will take you by surprise.
Raspberry Spirit - Reserve, 500ml, 40%Vol
Can Switzerland’s Best Spirit of 2018 (Orator Raspberry Spirit – Swiss Spirits Award 2018) be eclipsed?
Yes. Our Raspberry Spirit Reserve has twice the amount of organic raspberries and is a full-bodied, earthy, pithy, creamy and long-lasting. Dive in.
Pear Williams, 350ml, 42%Vol
Ripe and juicy organic pears from Valais/CH with authentic and typical endless aroma. More than you can expect. The pears have absorbed the entire warmth of the summer and developed an enchanting aroma profile. The fruits are small, the taste is big (very limited edition). Tastes like biting into a ripe Williams pear. No additives, no filtering. Produced in Switzerland.
Quince 500ml, 40% Vol.
Quince brandy made from organic Swiss quince with intensive typical aroma, delicate fruit and an authentic green note. Made by the sun. After the first sip you experience a rich aroma which accompanies you for a while. Produced in Switzerland. Pure nature - craftsmanship - time. Nothing else.
MARC Syrah, 500 ml, 42% Vol
Made from AOC Syrah grapes from Valais. An expressive Marc with a long-lasting smell and equally impressive taste. Warm, earthy, and typical for a Syrah with some mild violet and cherry notes.
Quantities are very limited (79 bottles). Unfiltered. Produced in Switzerland
SOLD OUT - MARC Pinot Noir, 500ml, 45% Vol
Made from AOC Pinot Noir grapes from Valais. A Marc with a typical Pinot Noir characteristics. Tastes of plums and nuances of almonds, with the flavors remaining in your mouth.Quanitites are very limited (88 bottles). Unfiltered. Produced in Switzerland.
MARC Diolinoir 500 ml, 42.5% Vol
Made from AOC Diolinoir grapes from Valais. Diolinoir is a breed between Rouge de Diolly and Pinot Noir created in 1970. A Marc with a fresh Diolinoir character, with smells of wild cherry, blackberry, dark chocolate and a hint of mint in both the nose and the mouth. Filling with an extended exit and slight sweet sensations. Limited Quantity. Unfiltered. Produced in Switzerland.
MARC Diolinoir, Avarone 350 ml, 43% Vol
Made from AOC Diolinoir grapes from Valais. The grapes were harvested late and dried on wooden racks and vinified only after loss of approximately 2/3 of the liquid they contain. The result is an elegant, ripe Marc with a complex flavor profile that consists of berries, raisins, honey and caramel, with intense and hearty notes. This is what Grappa should taste like. Limited quantities. Unfiltered. Produced in Switzerland.
MARC Pinot Noir, Appassito 500 ml, 45% Vol
Made from dried AOC Pinot Noir grapes from Valais. A Marc with a typical Pinot Noir flavor profile. Slightly sweet smell like berries and dried figs, with a hint of vanilla, pepper and caramel. Its smell does not promise too much, as it is matched by its flavor. Very Limited Quantities. Unfiltered. Produced in Switzerland.
MARC Touriga Nacional, 500 ml, 42% Vol
An elegant, full-bodied and fruity Marc (Grappa) made from the pomace of portoguese Touriga Nacional grapes. The Swiss premium winemaker Peter Eckert cultivates the local AOC grape in his Quintas das Marias winery in the Dão Valley in Portugal. For his outstanding work he has been awarded the Winemaker of the Year award at the Wines of Portugal Challenge. We receive his carefully vinified pomace via overnight transport and can process it into our delicate Marc immediately.
Rum White, 500ml, 40%Vol
Phenomenal smell and flavor with strong tones of caramel, vanilla, liquorish and dried fruits. Sweet and smooth finish. Produced from organic molasses from Paraguay. No additives. Vigilantly and slowly fermented at low temperatures. Distilled with care and then matured for 2 years in steel tanks. Exciting for both the nose and the tongue for all Rum-lovers. Unfiltered. Produced in Switzerland
Rum Single Cask, Barrel #5, 500ml, 43% Vol.
Single Cask Rum made from Paraguayan Bio-Molasses. Matured in French Oak, previously filled with Touriga Nacional. Well-balanced wood, warm sweetness, vanilla, caramel, and beeswax scents. Moreover, it brings flavors of pear, honey, and nuts to your palate. Long-lasting and clear finish. Limited edition. Pure nature – craftsmanship – time. Nothing else. Unfiltered. Made in Switzerland
Rum Single Cask Barrel #5, Cask-strength, Special edition Orator/Rum Rarities, 500ml, 66.3% Vol.
Single Cask Rum made from Paraguayan Bio-Molasses. Matured in French Oak, previously filled with Touriga Nacional. Well-balanced wood, warm sweetness, vanilla, cocoa, caramel and beeswax scents, with great additional taste of pear, honey, hazelnut, pepper and raisins. Long-lasting finish. Limited edition of 86 bottles. Pure nature – craftsmanship – time. Nothing else. Unfiltered. Made in Switzerland
Rum, Single Cask, Barrel #2, 500ml, 42.5%
Single Cask Rum made from Paraguayan Bio-Molasses. Matured in French Oak, previously filled with Brunello di Montalcino. The honey golden color releases scents of fresh nuts & wood as well as sun dried hay flowers. Flavors are sweet with a pleasant bitter note on the tongue which is followed by caramel, vanilla and various spices. The smooth and silky long finish is well balanced and extends rich taste of wine, anis & herbs.
Rum, Single Cask, Barrel #2, Cask Strength, Special Edition Orator / Rum Rarities, 500ml, 66.9%
Single Cask / Cask Strength Rum made from Paraguayan Bio-Molasses. Distilled in October 2016 and matured in French Oak, previously filled with Brunello di Montalcino, from Podere Il Cocco, one of the few organic producers of Brunello. Bottled in September 2019. The bronco golden color releases scents of fresh nuts & wood as well as sun dried hay flowers. Flavors are sweet with a pleasant bitter note on the tongue which is followed by caramel, vanilla and various spices. The smooth and silky very long finish is well balanced and extends rich taste of wine, anis & herbs. Limitierte Edition: 90 Flaschen
The Distillation Process
Distilling is a process of separation. Alcohol evaporates at a lower temperature than water and the distilling process utilizes this fact. By slowly raising the temperature of the mash, alcohol evaporates before water and any particulate material. These vapors are then cooled in order to condense them. The following YouTube video shows the process: