Asbach brandy, a famous German speciality from Rüdesheim on the romantic
Rhine, has been produced since 1892. Asbach embodies the ‘spirit of wine’ –and this has many qualities. The label stands for enjoyment, trust, expertise nd the finest quality. Carefully selected base wines, the utmost care in production and the secret Asbach maturing and refining proces process shape and characterize all Asbach qualities. The classic Asbach Uralt brandy is regarded as the premium German spirit. However, there are also a number of speciality versions for the connoisseur, e.g. Asbach Privatbrand aged 8 years or Asbach Selection aged 21 years – the crème de la crème of distilled products. Discover the world of Asbach and a variety of quality Asbach products at the Asbach visitors’ centre. Opening times: 1 March to 22 December, Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Except for bank holidays. Prior notice is required for tours. For more information, visit www.asbach.de
Phone: +49(0)6722/497345. Please book in time!
Are you interested in a guided tour with a professional tasting (Admission fee)? Please contact: Rüdesheim Tourist AG, Rheinstraße 29a, 65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein, Phone: +49 (0) 6722 – 90615-0, Email: email@example.com, www.ruedesheim.de
The name of Rüdesheim is not only associated with the romantic Rhine and the famous German speciality, Asbach brandy, but also with the Rüdesheim coffee specialities. Rüdesheim coffee was invented in 1957 by Hans Karl Adam, a famous German TV chef from the 1950s, especially for Asbach. It is best served in a genuine ‘Rüdesheim coffee’ mug. Pour 4cl warmed Asbach brandy onto three sugar cubes, light with a match and stir until the sugar dissolves. Top up with hot coffee and finish off with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream sprinkled with bittersweet chocolate flakes. This speciality can also be served as Rüdesheim espresso or Rüdesheim iced coffee! Other genuine ‘Rüdesheim coffee’ accessories are available for sale at the Asbach visitors’ centre.
This speciality dates back to the 1920s when it was almost unthinkable for women and alcohol to be seen together in public. Company founder Hugo Asbach therefore decided on the spur of the moment to develop the Asbach chocolate. The cold-casting method developed by Asbach himself, now protected around the world, did not just go down a treat with the ladies, as Asbach chocolates are small, delicate masterpieces of the chocolatier’s art. Today, they are produced under licence by the family-run business Reber at Rüdesheimer Confiserie-Pralinen GmbH & Co. KG. In recent years the chocolates have experienced an incredible revival. The latest product innovations include Asbach Minis and Asbach Cream Minis. The entire range of Asbach chocolates is available for sale at the Asbach visitors’ centre.