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Designation for a spirit obtained exclusively by alcoholic fermentation and distillation of a fresh fleshy fruit or the fresh must of this fruit (with or without stones), berries or vegetables. The sales designation is brandy, preceded by the name of the starting product, such as apple brandy, pear brandy (the designation Williams is only permitted when 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 Slibowitz), grape brandy, rowan berry brandy and juniper berry brandy. The colloquial term " Edelbrand " has no legal meaning and makes no difference in terms of production or quality.

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