Jagermeister, is a alcoholic liqueur that was first made in 1934 in Wolfenbuttel, Germany. Jagermeister comes from the German words Jager and Meister meaning ‘master of the hunt’ or ‘master hunter’ in the sense of ‘expert’ or ‘committed’ hunter. The Jagermeister logo, the head of a stag with a glowing cross between the antlers, is a reference to the story of Saint Hubert. On the edge of the label of a Jagermeister bottle, the following poem by Otto von Riesenthal is printed: – Translated in English: – This is the hunter’s badge of glory – That he protects and tends his quarry, – Hunts with honor, as is due – And through the beast to God is true. The exact recipe is kept secret, with employees of the Mast-Jagermeister AG Company committed to maintaining silence. However, there is general speculation that the alcohol content of Jagermeister is enhanced with a unique blending process that utilizes a total of fifty-six different herbs in carefully measured amounts.
Jagermeister contains 56 herbs, fruits, woods, barks and roots from all over the world. Ingredients such as cinnamon bark, cloves, ginger roots, saffron, coriander fruits and herbs are combined in a secret blend to produce a unique herbal liqueur with a bitter/sweet flavour and a slight aniseed aftertaste.