The Gin

With a lot of passion and sensory intuition, the family company “Heidelberg Spirits” has developed the Schrödinger’s Cat Gin. A London Dry Gin, 44 Vol. %, pot distilled. With classical ingredients like juniper & coriander, as well as kardamom. A lot of citrus thyme, basil, blueberries and kubeben pepper complete the extraordinary taste. Concentrated on 14 botanicals of biological descent. The special ingredient is catmint, a plant that makes cats euphoric, and not just ca ts. „The next Big Bang Thing –Schrödinger’s Katzen Gin“.

The Schrōdinger Cat

Back in 1935 the popular thought experiment “Schrödinger Cat” was published by the physicist Erwin Schrödinger. It is very well known because of the series “Big Bang Theory”. The thought experiment “Schrödinger Cat” introduces you into the fascinating world of quantum physics. It is sometimes described as a paradox. The scenario presents a cat that may be simultaneously alive and dead. Without interaction with the outside world, caught in the box, the Schrödinger Cat stays in an ambiguous state. Alive or dead, we don’t know it. But one thing is sure: the Schrödinger Cat is obviously alive in form of the Gin. The experiment has succeeded, probability has triumphed and the Schrödinger Cat Gin is in the world.

The Origin

When impossible things & probability clash, you need solutions. Petra Spamer-Riether, natural chemist & spirit explorer, discovered these solutions. The Schrödinger Cat Gin, developed from a thought experiment into a premium spirit. “Everything has the same probability until somebody has the audacity to do it, this was always my idea behind creating the Schrödinger Cat Gin”.

The Drink

Available SKU size: 500ml

  • 44% alcohol
  • 500 ml
  • London Dry Gin
  • “Hipster Gin” cult topic, Schrödinger Katze“ (Big Bang Theory)
  • Pot distilled, small batch
  • Handcrafted in Germany
  • 14 botanicals organically farmed
  • Classical ingredients: junipers, coriander and cardamom
  • Distinctive note of citrus thyme
  • Basil, floral note of roses & elderflowers
  • Hand-picked blueberries
  • Special ingredient: Cat mint, a plant that makes not just cats euphoric
  • Manufacture: Schwechower Brennerei in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Silver Outstanding at IWSC for Gin Tonic 2018, Gold at CWSA 2019
  • Distributor England: Sea Spirits

Recipes

Quantum Negroni

Recipe
30ml Schrödingers Katzen Gin
25ml Campari
30ml Rose Champagne reduction*

Method
Stir all ingredients over block ice and strain into tumbler glass with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist and enjoy.

Impress the Cat

Recipe
40 ml Schrödingers Katzen Gin
20 ml St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
20 ml fresh lemon juice

Cappadocia Julep

Recipe
Schrödinger’s Katzen Gin
Turkish apple ice cider
Majoram wine
Lactic fermented prune
Mahleb cherry infusion
Lemon juice

CAT MINT (NEPETA CATARIA)

This is surely the secret star among the botanicals of Schrödinger’s Katzen Gin and together with Ernst Schrödinger’s famous cat experiment part of the naming of our gin. We get our catnip from France, but worldwide mature cats – even big cats – freak out if they get too close to this labiate. They “dance” and get into a intoxicated state.
The effect on people is more that of a pleasure drug. You can enjoy them in tea or even smoke them. Catnip positively changes the mood, relaxes and even has a slightly euphoric effect. In any case, the perennial of 2010 reduces irritability and nervousness and has a fine lemony-minty smell. The enjoyment of Schrödinger’s Katzen Gin can be seen with joy and serenity.

BLUEBERRIES (VACCINIUM)

Blueberries are often underestimated. The heather family has a fist thick behind the ears, especially the wild ones. They belong to the so-called superfood and nutritionists advise you to consume them generously in the season. In addition to their sweet and sour taste, they contain what makes the human body happy. Anthocyanins are considered anti-inflammatory, slow down skin aging, work against cancer and arteriosclerosis. They also contain a lot of vitamins C and E. The blueberries from Schrödinger’s Katzen Gin come from the Odenwald and are hand-picked.

LEMON THYME (ZHYMUS X CITRIODORUS)

The labiate, like rosemary or sage, also has a vita as a spice and medicinal plant. It is a hybrid of the known thyme (Thymus vulgaris) and the lemon thyme (Thymus citriodorus) and was used by Hippocrates in the 4th century BC against respiratory diseases. But it also does its work for digestibility. It owes its intense, spicy and fresh citrus notes to the essential oils. It has a bewitching fragrance and a gentle, calming effect. The geraniol, which contains up to 60 percent, is also germicidal, even if a good gin really doesn’t need it.

JUNIPERUS

It is the heart and soul of gin, without this ingredient the distillate cannot be called gin. There are 50 to 70 species, they belong to the cypress family, which are mainly native to the northern hemisphere. Originally used as a medicinal plant, it also finds its way into the kitchen in dried form.
Only fresh berries are used in the gin production. They are soaked (macerated) in neutral alcohol from cereals and give off their aroma. A bitter-sweet flavor, bitter taste and floral spice are typical. Its characteristic is the taste of pine, softwood, wax and herbs. Juniper can be combined excellently with other spices such as cubeb pepper, but above all also with fruits.
The juniper of our gin comes from Macedonia. Freely based on the philosopher Descartes, who brought his approach to knowledge to the famous formula: cogito ergo sum – “I think, therefore I am”, we say: juniperus ergo sum – “Juniper, therefore I am”.

CUBE PEPPER (PIPER CUBEBA)

This pepper from Indonesia is something like an egg-laying wool milk sow among the aromatics. It tastes piquant and invigorating and does not require too much hotness. Rather a slight bitterness, paired with camphor and eucalyptus aromas are his strengths, which lie dormant in the essential oils. In Germany it was chosen as the medicinal plant of the year 2016.
Indeed, it works against headache, is expectorant and increases brain performance.
But that’s not all. Since it also acts against dizziness and aphrodisiac. You can also call it dizzy pepper or groom’s grains. But what do gin and dizziness have to do with each other!

MUSCATELLER SAGE (SALVIA SCLAREA L.)

Since ancient times, the plant has not only been used to refine alcoholic beverages, but also improves general well-being and is considered a mood enhancer. In mythology, its blue-flowered aromatic-spicy, balsamic fragrance with a citrus note goes back to the goddess of beauty Aphrodite. The globally growing labiate releases its valuable essential oils with half a hundred ingredients under steam. The distiller brings the essence into a fresh, harmonious balance with the other botanicals. Sun for the senses.

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