Becherovka Original (Carlsbad Becher) Liqueur

alc./vol:
38%

Proof:
76°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
Unaged

Closure: Natural cork stopper

An English physician, Dr Frobridge, who was visiting the small Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary as the personal physician to Count Zu Pletenberg-Mietingen, originally produced Becherovka as a stomach ‘medicine’ in 1805. Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 19/10/2016

Appearance

Clear, pale golden amber.

Aroma

complex, herbal and spicy - particularly cinnamon and cloves.

Taste

Lightly silky and honeyed with a changing range of sweetness and bitterness, with rootiness, cloves, baked apples, hint of cough medicine, dried mint and humbugs.

Aftertaste

Long herbal spicy finish with lingering rooty bitterness and clove.

Overall

Sipped neat Becherovka is a settling digestif but it is mostly enjoyed mixed with tonic water. However, it is a fantastic cocktail ingredient, particularly in beer cocktails. Bartenders - perhaps view this as strong Czech falernum.

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