Monday, October 04, 2010

A golden herbal liqueur

 The name of this herbal liqueur is "Danziger Goldwasser". It has been produced since 1598 in the free city of Danzig. It is a strong root and herbal liqueur with 40% ABV. There are small flakes of 22 karat gold in it. 
In 1598 the mystic of alchemy was at its height and gold was believed to have many desirable medical properties at that time. So they thought that the gold would make the effect of the herbs and roots much stronger.
In 1922 an second factory was opened in Berlin. After 1945, when Danzig became part of Poland (Gdansk) only the Berlin factory was allowed to produce genuine Danziger Goldwasser, because only in Berlin the original ricipe is used.

7 comments:

FishHawk said...

I have never heard of this before. I wonder how much it has gone up in price since gold is now selling for well over a $1,000 an ounce?

SG Entrepreneur said...

With the prices now at US$1,343 ... I would want to get my hands on a few of those bottles myself!

Maybe it's time to play bottle trash collector :)

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Christy said...

Seems excessive, but I suppose it makes sense to think there could be medicinal properties to the element.

MzGeek said...

Yummmmm!

jacq said...

Oh wow! I didn't even know that you can actually "drink" gold! Hehe..

testi said...

gold will not react in the body, and will not cause any effect,so gold will only go in and out again

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