The Opyos team joined the world of distilling in the Fall of 2016. Our gin had started out as just a spontaneous idea amongst three friends at the bar, where else of course, and we had the feeling that we were onto something special. Our enthusiasm, innovative and creative ideas, along with the valuable insights from local industry experts, enabled us to craft a unique product full of character.
Originating from the ‘Ernz Blanche’ valley, on the East of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, Opyos Beverages is proud to be home in a rural region respected for its richness in old fruit varieties and its scenic orchards. The observation that the once traditional transformation processes of these fruit into high proof beverages are about to disappear, has led us three to an idea. The desire of reviving fading heritage by means of modern interpretation is the drive for our quotidian passionate work. It is our aspiration of utilizing local ingredients in order to endow our creations with their very particular Luxembourgish twist. Opyos’ unique taste is rooted in the subtly struck balance between native botanicals and ingredients typical to the spirit. The result is an exclusive product line with powerful flavours of local terroir, inspired by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
It is our pursuit to conceptualize products that are inherently different. Consequently we are leaning towards this mission by sharply tuning our production processes, in which all single parameters are finely balanced.
Our products are resulting from ingredients of the highest quality, characterised by a harmonious blend of local elements we hand-pick in our rural surroundings and intermix with classic ingredients to the spirits genre.
Mastering the distilling craftsmanship is the prerequisite of creating products like ours. The gradual heating of the copper still and the gentle extraction of aromas are contributing to the palpable softness, the gracious mouthfeel as well as the distinctive flavour of Opyos’ product line.
All our products are being rested for several months so that all flavours have enough time to marry. Allowing the spirits time to mature enables them to overcome the stress of distillation and to carry out a harmonisation of all aromas into a coherent assemblage.
Each and every bottle passes through our hands at least five times. In the last step, all bottles receive a handwritten and unique number. We are proud to say that every bottle is truly handcrafted.