Guided tour

Vienna: Mechitharine Liqueur Tour

Vienna: Mechitharine Liqueur Tour

Activity provider: Ayrarat Tour

From US$ 62.45 per person

Discover the history and taste of high-quality Mechitharine liqueurs on this guided tour at Mekhitarist Congregation in Vienna.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Armenian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tasting of a minimum of 3 different flavored liqueurs
  • Get introduced to some tricks behind liqueur making
  • Learn about the Mechitharine liqueur world
Full description
Enjoy the authentic taste of some of Mechitharine's best liqueurs and discover the humble beginnings of the spirit on a tour at Mekhitarist Congregation in Vienna. Manufactured since 1889, Mechitharine liqueurs are some of the most popular sweetened spirits across Austria. This tour is personally designed to suit your needs and interests. Whether you’re new to liqueur or something of a connoisseur, enjoy a combination of expert Mekhitharine knowledge and a tasting tour that is unlike any other. Get an expert introduction to the 150-year-old spirit of Mechitharine liqueur during a liqueur tasting masterclass. Hear some of the stories and secrets of the liqueur world, its history, its families, and the business. During your masterclass, enjoy a tasting of three types of liqueurs alongside chocolate. Optionally, several types of liqueurs you can only find in the Mekhitarist Monastery are available for purchase: "sweet, original," "semi-bitter," and "noble-bitter.” There is a sugar-free option for diabetics. For many around the world, the Mekhitarist Congregation is equated to the great brand of Mechitharine. A classically European drink with an oriental touch, Mechitharine liqueurs stand out from the rest because of their strong alcohol content (alcohol by volume: 30%) and rich flavor. The liqueur, originally supplied to the court of the Emperor of Austria, is made from exotic fruits, 42 herbs, roots, and spices, with no synthetic or chemical additives. The recipe, brought by Monastery founder Mkhithar of Sebaste from Constantinople to Venice in the 1700s, is kept strictly secret. The lush, rural Austrian countryside is ideal for growing the sweet fruits and aromatic herbs used to make this liqueur. Centuries of distillery knowledge have gone into perfecting the art of creating the spirit.
Includes
  • Guide service
  • Mozart chocolate
  • Liqueur tasting (3 types)
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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