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  1. kirschwasser(Noun)

    A distilled spirit made from cherries, usually of the variety Cerasus avium; kirsch.

  2. Origin: Kirschwasser

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kirschwasser(noun)

    an alcoholic liquor, obtained by distilling the fermented juice of the small black cherry

  2. Origin: [G., fr. kirsche cherry + wasser water.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kirschwasser

    a liqueur formed from ripe cherries with the stones pounded in it after fermentation and then distilled.


  1. Kirsch

    A kirschwasser or kirsch is a clear, colorless fruit brandy traditionally made from double distillation of morello cherries, a dark-colored cultivar of the sour cherry. However, it is now also made from other kinds of cherries. The cherries are fermented complete. Unlike cherry liqueurs and so-called “cherry brandies”, kirschwasser is not sweet. The best kirschwassers have a refined taste with subtle flavors of cherry and a slight bitter-almond taste that derives from the stones.

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