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.
It pours a light, slightly translucent copper. The entry is much softer and thinner than Jägermeister with cinnamon and allspice as dominant here as the licorice is in the original. The midpalate is all holiday cake with cinnamon, ginger, clove, black pepper, and allspice mixing with vanilla, sugar, and almonds. While licorice is still there, it’s dialed way, way back into the background and is now in a supporting role. The orange, which is faint in the traditional Jägermeister, is much more pronounced here. The finish is medium long with cinnamon, clove, and vanilla combining with a slightly sugary note. While there’s a slight bit of heat towards the finish, it’s not very pronounced.