The Nusbaumer distillery, located in Steige, is an Alsatian distillery which was founded in 1947 and produces high quality brandys and liqueurs. If you make an appointment, it will be possible to go and visit the distillery and to learn more about this process.
After watching a short film (very dated, but interesting), you will visit the still room, the storage and bottling room, all the while listening to the guide’s explanations. The Nusbaumer distillery produces more than 70 different products (brandys, liqueurs, brandy creams and fruits). About 60% of the fruits used in the production come from Alsace and the rest from the Rhone Valley (including pears) or from importation (exotic fruits for example). In order to always have an equal product quality, the distillery is really careful when selecting fruits: some years, they might buy very little fruits if the weather hasn’t been good during that year. However, never to be out of stock, they have a spare supply of two years and a half.
It is then time to go to the shop for a tasting. I went quickly through some brandies (a bit strong!), but I was won over by the liqueurs and creams. I actually bought some Nusbaumer products (an excellent kirsch to cook, some blackberry cream liqueur and strawberry liqueur…). Enough to last me for a while!
- Interesting and free visit
- Products of excellent quality, highly acclaimed by amateurs
- Still artisanal production
- Warm welcome
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My pictures of the visit of the Nusbaumer distillery
Visiting the Nusbaumer distillery is free.
The distillery can be visited from Monday to Saturday, by appointment. No need to be a group! You can find their phone number on the distillery website.
The address is as follows: 23 Grand Rue 67220 Steige. It is located:
- 42 km from Colmar (about 40 minutes drive)
- 56 km from Strasbourg (about 45 minutes drive)
- 83 km from Mulhouse (about 1h drive)
By public transport
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