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A bottle of Goldschläger.
TypeCinnamon schnapps
ManufacturerSazerac Company
Country of origin Switzerland
Alcohol by volume 43.5%
ColourClear with gold flakes

Goldschläger is a Swiss cinnamon schnapps (43.5% alcohol by volume or 87 proof; originally it was 53.5% alcohol or 107 proof),[1] a liqueur with very thin, yet visible flakes of gold floating in it. The actual amount of gold has been measured at approximately 13 milligrams (0.20 grains) in a one-litre bottle.[2] As of January 2021, this amounts to €0.66/US$0.75 on the international gold market.[3]

Goldschläger was produced in Switzerland until the 1990s. The brand was acquired by Diageo, which moved production to Italy.[1] In 2008, Global Brands Limited (UK) purchased the brand as part of its portfolio and production returned to Switzerland. In November 2018, Diageo agreed to sell Goldschläger as part of a 19-brand portfolio of spirits brands to the New Orleans–based U.S. distiller Sazerac Company as part of a $550 million deal.[4]

The German word Goldschläger ("gold beater")[5] refers to the profession of gold leaf makers who beat bars of gold into extremely thin sheets.

See also[edit]

  • Goldwasser, another liqueur containing flakes of gold leaf


  1. ^ a b Venable, Shannon (2011). Gold: A Cultural Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-313-38430-1.
  2. ^ "How much gold is in Goldschlager?". 28 May 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  3. ^ "US Gold Price". 15 December 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Diageo to sell 19 brands to U.S.-based Sazerac for $550 million". Reuters. 15 December 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Englisch - Deutsch Wörterbuch - Startseite".