Kirsch, a clear colourless brandy traditionally made from double distillation of morello cherries. Produced mainly in Germany, but also found in Switzerland and the Alsace region of France. Kirsch is not aged in contact with wood (barrels are coated with wax to prevent this) and the flavour subtley hints at its cherry origins. It can be enjoyed as an aperitif, however like brandy it tends to be brought out for an after-dinner drink. Kirsch should be drank at room temperature from a wide bottomed brandy balloon glass for optimum flavour.