Apricot Liqueur from Austria
Bailoni fine apricot liqueurs are produced by a private distillery in Wachau, a picturesque valley in Lower Austria formed by the Danube River. The family-owned company has a rich tradition in distilling, with its original building in Krems-Stein built in 1872. In the 1930s, Wachauer Distilling focused on the production of premium apricot specialties, and has since become the preeminent producer of apricot liqueur in Austria. Since 1977, Wachauer Distilling has received the state coat of arms to acknowledge their quality products.
The apricot blossoming every April is a feast for the eyes for every visitor to the Wachau. The fruits are fully ripened by the end of July, when they are harvested. Hand-selected apricots are destoned, pressed and processed into apricot juice, providing the base product for the exquisite Original Bailoni Apricot Liqueur.
Overripe, pitted apricots are mashed, fermented with yeast and then meticulously distilled three times. The apricot distillate matures for at least 2 years and comprises 60% of the final product, nearly double the requirement. The result is a refined liqueur with a full and fruity apricot aroma, and flavor exceptionally rich in apricot. 40% alc/vol
- 92 points ▪ Outstanding, Tasting Panel 2016
“Clear, dry and smooth with apricot and floral notes; beautifully balanced and long on the finish. Great cocktail ingredient.”
TOP TOURISM PRODUCT -Nielsen Liquor Market Study, 2001
GOLD MEDAL Winner for 20 consecutive years -Monde Selection, Brussels
Awarded the Austrian mark of high quality.
Wachauer Gold-Apricot Liqueur
Bailoni Gold Apricot Liqueur is a versatile and beautifully-hued spirit that works well in cocktails and mixers with its relatively low alcohol content of 30%. Though some consider it to be a schnapps by nature, it shares more characteristics with brandy.
The apricot blossoming every April is a feast for the eyes for every visitor to the Wachau. The fruits are fully ripened by the end of July, when they are harvested. Hand-selected apricots are destoned, pressed and processed into apricot juice, providing the base product for the exquisite Original Bailoni Gold Apricot Liqueur. 30% alc/vol
- SILVER MEDAL, LA Int’l Spirits Competition 2015
4 Stars – Spirit Journal Sep 2014 ▪ Highly Recommended
“An excellent expression of tart apricot fruit in liquid form.”
Serve Bailoni neat, on the rocks, or in cocktail recipes, from sours to rickeys to breakfast eggnogs and everything in between. A real delight for those who love drinks with fresh fruit in their core.Apricot Blossom4 mint leaves
1/4 oz simple syrup
1 oz brewed orange spice tea, chilled to room temperature
1 oz medium-bodied rum
1/2 oz Bailoni Apricot Liqueur
1/2 oz lemon juice
Muddle 4 mint leaves and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, add the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously, and pour into coupe or martini glass. Garnish with mint sprig.
Erich Preiss imported Bailoni liqueur over 35 years ago. Today, Henry Preiss upholds his father’s legacy, bringing this high quality liqueur back to the US market.