Orujo is a Spanish liquor, a pomace brandy from northern Spain. It is a transparent spirit with an alcohol content over 50% (100° proof). The name of the drink comes from the ingredients. The left over parts of the grape after crushing are called ‘orujos’ in Spanish.
Orujo’s basic ingredient is the residue from wine production.The skins, seeds and stalks of the grapes are all put into closed vats and then fermented before being distilled in order to produce the liquor. The stills, which are called alambique, tend to be like large copper kettles which are heated over an open fire.
This Spanish liquor is very similar to other European distilled spirits such as marc from France, grappa from Italy and tsiroupo from Greece.