many liqueurs in different flavors and colors

Stokerij VdS has been producing many types of fine liqueurs from the very beginning, in the 1920s. At one point, the distillery made more than 35 different liquors. Especially fruit liqueurs such as lemon, strawberry and apricot liqueur, but also Curaçao Triple Sec and Punch au Rum.


We still do this today. The range of flavors from that time are being supplemented with modern variants. Since 2019, the lion's share of the range of liqueurs has been made under the name ALOWIS as a tribute to the founder of the liqueur house that made it all happen, even before the start of Stokerij VdS.

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Mr Mertens Alois was a passionate entrepreneur and liqueur maker. In his hometown of Aalst he introduced his home-made drinks in the year 1876 and the Liqueur House Mertens was a well-known value at that time. His son Hector took over the business and later came to an agreement with Joseph Van der Schueren. The first years they worked together until Joseph took over the house completely in 1928 and thus took his first steps. Later on, other drinks were added and evolved into the distillery today.  


View all Alowis liqueurs on the separate, official website:  

Coffee liqueurs


Livinus coffee

Soft coffee liqueur based on old grain genever. Delicious on a cold winter day or simply as a digestif. Drink it warm with a topping of whipped cream.


Faluintjes coffee

Pure mocha based on Faluintjes genever.
Best served hot or cold with whipped cream.


Classic liqueurs


One of founder Jozef Van der Schueren's first products was his Aalst Elixir VdS, which is available in 30 °, 35 ° and 40 °. This fine herbal liqueur is still made in the distillery according to the first recipe. The almost forgotten gold liqueur Goldwasser with real gold leaf flakes, Parfait Amour and Liqueur Des Moines are also part of the range.


The more recently released rose liqueur Sweet Roses, Limoncello and Amaretto join the classics of yesteryear.