The traditional Lebaniega Alquitara is made of copper, a unique container of Arabic origin, which has been used since ancient times to distil drop by drop, that traditional liqueur that warmed the soul and accompanied it faithfully on so many occasions…
With this heritage and knowledge of master artisan, our distillery is made up of only six typical copper Alquitaras, but with the incorporation of independent temperature control, with which we keep processes even more careful, constant, and very slow, which guarantee our own and high demands.
This is how the `hollejos` (skins, seeds and remains) are distilled from winemaking, once it has finished and the wine is uncovered, that is, it is separated from the `hollejos`. The alcohols are evaporated in the boiler (lower part) and ascending through the ´capotillo` (intermediate part) to condense in the cup (upper part) and flow slowly. In a process of about 16 hours, with an approximate load of 200kg. We only get a poor performance of one liter per hour and a total of about 16 liters for each Alquitara to collect only the best of the best.
Precisely because of its extraordinary quality this schnapps is lately one of the most awarded artisan marc in the country.