Designation for a spirit drink obtained exclusively by alcoholic fermentation and distillation of a fresh fleshy fruit or the fresh must of this fruit (with or without stones), of berries or of vegetables. The sales denomination is brandy preceded by the name of the original product, such as apple brandy, pear brandy (the name Williams is only permissible if this special, aromatic type of pear is used), fig brandy, cherry brandy (or kirsch), mirabelle plum brandy, peach brandy, plum brandy or plum brandy (or also slibovitz), grape brandy, rowan berry brandy and juniper berry brandy. The colloquial term Edelbrand has no legal meaning and does not signify a difference either in terms of production or quality.
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