Haus Am Markt Obstler is a traditional German Black Forest fruit brandy distilled from apples and pears.
The term "obstler" can have different meanings, however, depending on where in Europe you happen to be. In Austria, Switzerland, and the Southern regions of Germany, an obstler is considered a type of schnapps. However, in Northern Germany, the term "schnapps" refers to a similar beverage made from grain. This would not be considered a brandy. Confusing? YES!
The best approach to this name game is to define an obstler as "a Southern German alcoholic beverage traditionally made from pears and apples which is part of both the brandy and schnapps families."
However, you classify it, Haus Am Markt Obstler is a delicious taste of Black Forest tradition and history.