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Substitute for Asbach Uralt?

katzimmer Jan 27, 2014 09:48 AM

I want to make Rüdesheimer kaffee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%BCd...) this weekend, but it looks like the stores in my area (NYC) don't have Asbach Uralt in stock. Is there another cognac/brandy that would be suitable for this drink?

Would kirsch be good? I've been looking for a reason to buy some kirsch...

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  1. JMF RE: katzimmer Jan 27, 2014 02:20 PM

    Kirsch is a cherry eau de vie / unaged cherry brandy. Asbach Uralt is an aged grape brandy. they aren't really interchangeable. You should be able to use and decent brandy, preferably a cognac, to sub for Asbach Uralt.

    Renaissance Fine Wines & Spirits seems to have it in stock.
    161 Freedom Pl, New York, NY 10069
    (212) 875-9463

    1. EvergreenDan RE: katzimmer Jan 27, 2014 03:32 PM

      Yes, any brandy (including cognac) will work fine.

      I was given a bottle of Asbach Uralt, and I recall it being a young-tasting fiery aged brandy.

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      1. re: EvergreenDan
        hawkeyeui93 RE: EvergreenDan Jan 27, 2014 04:38 PM

        I always bring a bottle back for my mother every time I visit Germany [and she describes it similarly].

        1. re: EvergreenDan
          zin1953 RE: EvergreenDan Jan 27, 2014 05:08 PM

          . . . and I dislike it for that very reason.

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