Zwack Unicum

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alc./vol:
40%

Proof:
80°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Product of: Product of Hungary Hungary

This brandy based, bitter herbal liqueur was created in 1790 by József Zwack, court physician to the Habsburg emperor. On tasting the digestive, His Majesty Joseph II commented: "Das ist ein Unikum!", which translates as a 'unique thing', so giving the drink its name. Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 15/08/2011

Appearance

Clear, dark chestnut brown with burnished copper highlights.

Aroma

Smoky, herbal/vegetal nose with fennel, jasmine, orris, anise, sarsparilla and tobacco aromas.

Taste

Bold, bitter-sweet somewhat medicinal herbal palate is incredibly complex with flavours of sarsparilla, espresso coffee, bitter cacao, sweet liquorice, anise, citrus and chilli-heat spice. Hardened palates will admire the challenging herbal complexity but more youthful, tender palates may find it too bitter and medicinal.

Aftertaste

Bitter, hot spicy (black pepper and chilli heat) finish.

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