In maceration, herbs, fruits or roots are steeped in alcohol. This causes the natural aromas to pass into the alcohol. Maceration is a crucial step in the production of schnapps and spirits.
Depending on the type of spirit, maceration can take several days or even several months. During this time, the pickled ingredients release their flavours and aromas into the alcohol, which is later distilled and matured. Maceration is an important step in the production of high-quality spirits and requires a lot of precision and experience.