Marillenschnaps, also called Marillenbrand, is a fruit brandy made from apricots. It is mostly produced in the Wachau region of Austria, but similar apricot brandies are produced elsewhere. Many small orchards produce excellent home-made varieties of Marillenschnaps.
Marillen is an Austrian German term for apricots, which are known as Aprikosen in other German-speaking nations.
Marillenschnaps should be clear with a strong apricot aroma. Its alcohol content should be close to 40% ABV. One hundred kilograms of ripe apricots will produce about eight liters of Marillenschnaps.