Jägermeister is a digestif made with 56 herbs and spices at a strength of 35% alcohol by volume. It is the flagship product of Mast-Jägermeister SE, headquartered in Wolfenbüttel, south of Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Jägermeister was originally developed as a digestif and a cough remedy. In Germany, it may be humorously referred to as Leberkleister (“liver glue”).
- JAGERMEISTER is invented in a vinegar factory.
- They STILL use the same extraordinarily complicated recipe, which is the company’s secret, (the mixture of 56 herbs! and it has never changed in the whole 79 years.
- It’s STILL made in Woflenbuttel!
- Woflenbuttel became a tourist attraction, there’s even a JaGERMEISTER hotel!
- JAGERMEISTER takes over a year to make. It goes through 383 series of quality checks.
- The Germans call it “liver glue” or “leberkleister” because it us popular for an after-dinner sip.
- JAGERMEISTER heals! (Disclaimer: not medically proven). People swear by its healing properties for easing flu symptoms from cough to sore throats.
- No. It doesn’t contain deer or elk blood, in contrast to urban legend.
- The bottle was invented by breaking a lot of glass until it was perfected and the one that exist today is the most reliable.
- It’s a summer drink.
- The logo has a badass story. It is inspired by a pair of patron saints– hunters who converted to Christianity after seeing the vision of a crucifix appearing between a stag’s antlers– the first of which was a Roman general who then, apparently had his newfound faith tested to the limit. His wife was kidnapped. his wealth stole, his servants died and his children were taken away by a wolf and a lion– but he held firm, and totally got them all back! Except the servants.
- Germans use it in their insect traps. Wasps and flies love JAGERMEISTER too!
- It is awesome to cook with. JAGERMEISTER makes flavorful chicken wing sauce, marinade, and even fudgy brownies!.
- JAGERMEISTER is more popular than ever in the last 10 years. It’s sold in 80 countries, with 80% of sales coming from the outside of Germany, but is is specially popular in the US where sales have quadrupled in recent years.
- It is the world’s best selling liqueur brand, yet they ONLY have 530 employees.