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World's best bitters and digestives

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Bitter

 

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 different formula...

 
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