BECHEROVKA KARLSBADER 38% 700ML

BECHEROVKA KARLSBADER 38% 700ML

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Becherovka, formerly;Karlsbader Becherbitter, is a herbal;bitters, often drunk as a;digestive aid;that is produced in;Karlovy Vary,;Czech Republic;by the;Jan Becher company. The brand is owned by;Pernod Ricard. Becherovka is often described as having a gingery or cinnamony flavor.[citation needed];It is made from a secret recipe based on a wide variety of herbs and spices. Its alcohol content is 38%;ABV;(76 proof). It is usually served chilled, though some serve it with;tonic water, making a drink called a;beton;(becherovka and;tonic) which means "concrete" in;Czech,;German;and several other languages. The inventor of Becherbitter was Josef Vitus Becher (1769?1840). Apart from trading in spices and colonial goods in his shop, "Haus zu den drei Lerchen? ("At the Three Skylarks?), he also produced alcoholic beverages. In 1794, he rented a;stillhouse;and began to experiment with hard alcohol. Following the example of his forefathers, he also served in public office (as councillor, mayor and portreeve). Josef married twice (his first wife died of pneumonia) and had a total of 16 children, though only five daughters and two sons outlived him. Josef?s son, Johann "Jan" Nepomuk Becher, took over in 1838. From 1998 to 2003, a Slovak version was also sold, manufactured by Zdenek Hoffmann in;Doma_lice;(formerly Taus) in Bohemia, who claimed that Alfred Becher had given his grandfather the recipe in 1939, with the right to manufacture the product, as he was worried that the secret might not survive the war. Hoffmann was unable to prove this in court, and in 2007 was sentenced by the Doma_lice district court. Today, only two people know the secret of the entire production process and may enter the;Drogikamr;room?where, once a week, they mix the herbs and spices used in the drink. Some of the herbs are imported from abroad, and some grow around Karlovy Vary. Source: wikipedia.org


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