Swissness

Züri brännt...

The innovative power of the cocktail metropolis transcends cantonal and national borders. But the spirit of the times is also burning in the region's distilleries.

Like a magnet, Switzerland's largest city attracts thousands and thousands of workers and students every day. In the evenings and at weekends, it's the night owls who come from near and ... Read more ...

Cocktails at the foot of the Rigi

Schwyzerhof Bar, Küssnacht am Rigi

Since 1 April 2022, the Schwyzerhof team around David Gandert (Barkeeper of the year 2018), Laura Delgado and Barnabas Kiss have been welcoming their guests in Küssnacht am Rigi.

Classic and modern drinks with an individual twist as well as a large selection of whisky and rum are the house specialities. The offer is rounded off by a small but fine wine list, ... Read more ...

Apéritif Naturel sans alcool

Giselle 0.0%

Ginger, lime and quince combined - a dream trio as it is written in the book. And from now on, Giselle is also available without alcohol!

Four ingenious minds wanted to create something different from what everyone else was already doing. Freshness, bitterness, a crisp acidity and all that without being too sweet. And now there's the ... Read more ...

The Fourth Age of the Fée Verte

Absinthe

No spirit has such an eventful history as absinthe. The history of the green fairy shows like no other how close rise and fall, reality and myth, law and rebellion can sometimes be.

It was undoubtedly Switzerland's greatest gift to international cocktail culture: absinthe. First appearing in the 18th-century Val-de-Travers in Neuchâtel, the green fairy transcended in its youth ... Read more...

100% pure variety - 100% Swiss

Landtwing with a new appearance

The Landtwing line from Diwisa presents itself in a completely new look and thus sends out a further signal that fruit brandy is not only presentable again thanks to a dusted-off appearance, but is also suitable for the bar. Fresh. Cheeky. "Fruit-infusing".

Clear distillates of Williams, Damasson Rouge, Jonagold, Quince, Raspberry and Vowi. Swiss chestnut wood is used for the maturation of the Poire, Prune and Pomme varieties. The Landtwing products are used as digestifs, ... Read more...

Moscow Mule, London Mule & Mojito

Canned Cocktails by Elixir de Joie

Following the success of the first series in the can, the start-up has expanded its range to include three cocktail classics, establishing itself as the first Swiss cocktail brand in the can.

Elixir de Joie is a ready-to-drink cocktail brand launched in 2020 by mixologists from French-speaking Switzerland. The products are made in Switzerland and based on 100 per cent ... Read more...

Head of the DistiSuisse Award Jury

Interview with Sonia Petignat-Keller

DistiSuisse organises the largest Swiss award for spirits every two years in collaboration with Agroscope. With a total of 105 distilleries submitting 568 distillates from all regions of Switzerland, there is a very broad spectrum of Swiss spirits that were judged.

What do you think distinguishes DistiSuisse in particular?Sonia Petignat-Keller: Continuity, objectivity, quality and this year an even more refined tasting principle. For me, DistiSuisse represents a successful interplay of great, ... Read more ...

Welcome to the Candy Shop!

Säntis Malt Snow White No. 9

A sweet-fruity drop whose character and finish will melt away the coldest winter nights.

Once a year, Säntis Malt goes in search of unique casks for the "Edition Snow White". This combines traditional Säntis Malt ageing in beer casks with finishes in barriques ... Read more ...

Swissness

Cin Cin in Ticino

There is a place in Switzerland where the summer is longer and the winter shorter. A place where the palm trees stand on the waterfront and where life happens outside more than anywhere else in this country. A place to explore with all your senses. In the BAR NEWS section Swissness, we take you to Ticino, the southernmost corner of Switzerland.

Ticino is truly a canton of superlatives. Once you have crossed the world's longest railway tunnel from the north, you are immersed in Switzerland's sunniest region. Mediterranean climate, picturesque ... Read more...

DistiSuisse Award 2021

The best Swiss spirits 2021/2022 awarded

Every two years, the Swiss distilling industry meets for DistiSuisse, the national award for the best spirits produced in Switzerland. 105 distilleries took up the challenge this year and submitted 568 products.

Seven distilleries were honoured as "Distiller of the Year 2021" at the award ceremony on 27 October 2021 at the Hotel Montana in Lucerne. 113 products were awarded gold and 323 silver ... Read more ...

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