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Becherovka is an herbal
bitters made in Karlovy Vary
(German: Karlsbad) in the Czech Republic by Jan Becher. It is flavored
with aniseed, cinnamon, and approximately 32 other herbs. Its alcohol
content is 38% ABV (76 proof).
The entire production process and the exact mixture of the many herbs
and spices used in the drink's creation are a closely guarded secret...
A bitter is an alcoholic beverage that
contains herbal essences, has a bitter or bittersweet flavor, and is
typically flavored with citrus. There are numerous brands of bitters,
which were formerly marketed as patent medicines but are now considered
to be digestifs rather than medicines...
Jägermeister is a German 70-proof digestif made with
herbs and spices. It is the flagship product of Mast-Jägermeister AG,
headquartered in Wolfenbüttel, south of Braunschweig, Germany. Translated literally, Jägermeister means "hunt-master",
combining Jäger (hunter) and Meister (master, in the sense of
an accomplished professional)...
Unicum is a Hungarian herbal
bitters, drunk as a digestif and
apéritif. The liqueur is today produced by Zwack
according to a secret formula of more than forty herbs, and the drink is aged in
oak casks. During the Communist regime in Hungary, the Zwack family lived in
exile in New York and Chicago, and Unicum in Hungary was produced using a
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