The “Wünnenberger Kräutermanufaktur”, resident in East Westphalia, is high quality liquors by hand – according to centuries-old recipes.
The manufacturers use herbs to pharmacists’ standards exclusively as well as indigenous fruits, which are harvested by hand. The so-called “Maikäferflugbenzin” is the manufactory’s most popular herbal. It is produced using a very old recipe by Benedictine monks based on 16 exquisite, indigenous herbs. The name of the liquor goes back to a legend from the Thirty Years’ War, according to which during an assault on the bordering monastery Halligsen the inhabitants of Wünneberg fell of the trees like cockchafers – in Low German Maikawels. Until today the term Maikawels is a common name for the inhabitants of Wünneberg in this region. Additionally to the herbal liquor being rich in tradition and stimulating the manufactory is also producing liquors form quinces, sloe and apples, as well as fine elder liquor in organic quality.