Rye brandy HANDSA (0,5 l, 63,2 %) is handmade of organic Sangaste winter rye.
The mild brandy is made by slow distillation and the traditional methods from the second half of the 18th century, which preserves the characteristic flavour and aroma of winter rye.
The distillers of the 18th century secretly made the strong beverage for themselves and for contraband and the distillers had to possess perfect knowledge and skills to get it right. The Handsa was only distilled once and even the smallest mistake ruined the outcome.
Strong traditions , smoothly delivered – handmade organic rye brandy Handsa.
Serve in a vodka glass or snifter, +15 C
Estonian winter rye „Sangaste“, the oldest cultivated rye variety in the world still in production.
The vitality of grain—in this case Sangaste winter rye—is characterized by its content of proteins, carbohydrates, starch, vitamins, trace minerals, and other, including phytoestrogens and antioxidants. Only rye with optimal levels of vitality is used in the production of our spirit.
With its tall and thick straw, good yield, and resistance to cold and disease, Sangaste rye has been acknowledged at several world exhibitions with a silver medal in Harkov in 1888, a golden medal in Paris in 1889, and first prize in Chicago in 1893.