The story could hardly be more authentic. Heimat New York (pronounced HI-maht) was founded by Ute Londrigan, who was born and raised in Germany amid all the wonderful traditions that country has to offer. Fruit liqueurs were, and still are, commonplace in the area; Ute's grandmother made them herself from fruit in her backyard for the family's own use, typically after the afternoon's traditional coffee and cake (“Kaffeeklatsch"). The techniques and recipes were passed down to her mother and then to Ute with everything always made in season -- because to the typical German, anything else was somehow “unnatural.”
When she landed a job as innovation manager for new products at Germany's largest private brewery, the first seeds of her own business were planted. Ute dabbled with her liqueurs over the years but it wasn’t until she and her family moved to New York -- with the wide variety of fresh fruits at her doorstep, friendly and engaging farmers, and friends who appreciated the taste and authenticity -- did the idea really take off. After two years of planning, licensing, creating contacts with farmers, and a whole lot of support from friends and family, Ute opened the doors to Heimat New York in November 2018.
At Heimat New York, Ute continues to create liqueurs as her grandmother did 100 years ago -- local fruits, seasonal bottling, and 100% natural. So while Germany will always be Ute's "Heimat," she has fallen in love with all that New York has to offer, creating a perfect blend of German tradition and New York fruit.
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