Jagermeister is a highly sweet 70 proof German liquor
supposedly containing minute quantities of deer blood. It is a
reddish-brown cordial with a root beer-like flavor, and it is served
extremely cold and syrupy.
In Europe it is imbibed primarily
because of it's supposed medicinal value, as an after dinner tonic.
There are apparently 56 herbs incorporated into the formula, which
was invented in 1935.
blazon of the deer on the label is derived from the story of St.
Hubertus, a patron saint of huntsmen. After the death of Hubert's
beautiful wife Floribana, he wandered the forest despondently,
hunting deer. On a Christmas
Eve, he received a vision of a stag with a glowing cross betwixt
it's antlers. He renounced his position as Duke of Toulouse and
became a priest, eventually ascending to the position of bishop
before his death in 727 AD.
The word Jagermeister means
Huntmaster, and the text which flows around the label is a
It is the Hunter's honor that
he protects and preserves his game, hunt sportsmanlike, honors the
Creator in his creatures.
Commentary by Clifford Hartleigh
Low, Thursday, April 30, 1998.