The various macerates from the first step of production are then combined with each other to produce the dark brown base material, before starting the refinement process.
Maceration is a very complex and elaborate process that requires a lot of skill and finesse from our master distillers. Producing the base material with its slightly more than 50% vol. of alcohol is a long process. It is thus produced exclusively in the parent factory in Wolfenbüttel.
At this point, the base material is filtered for the first time. Then we have to wait for a whole year. During this time, the still bitter base material is stored in solid oak barrels, where it gradually matures.