The herbal liqueur under the banner of the Gurk Cathedral offers a traditional, Austrian product of first-class quality and is of exquisite taste.
Its mild and unique taste, combined with its moderate alcohol content of 27% alcohol by volume.
GURKTALER ALPENKRÄUTER Alpine Herbal Liqueur is a highly popular beverage amongst tourists, who like to have a souvenir of Austrian Alpine nature and heritage to take back with them to their home Country.
The herbal spirits from the Gurktal are award-winning gold medal winners. For many years, the respected "World Spirits Award" has rewarded the consistently high quality of the herbal liqueur with its highest distinction, the gold medal.
The addition of fresh herbs from the Gurktal valley in Carinthia distinguishes Gurktaler from other semisweet bitter liqueurs, which are generally produced using exclusively dried herbs.
Gurktaler is the mild Alpine herbal liqueur that is the herb spirit for all discerning people, who prefer a distinctive speciality. This is because Gurktaler is produced by adding fresh alpine herbs from the Carinthian Gurktal Alpine mountains and river valley. It is a mild and delicate herbal delight. The production of the secret herbal extract also takes place in Gurktal – to be exact, in special facilities in Gurk Cathedral.
The Gurk Cathedral and the Gurktaler Alpine herbs come together every year on the Assumption of Mary day on 15 August for the consecration of the fresh herbs. Experience the traditional customs of this significant consecration in one of the most significant holy places for European sacred art. As part of the Holy Mass in Gurk Cathedral, the freshly harvested herbs are blessed for our “Gurktaler Alpenkräuter“.