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A bottle of Goldschläger.
TypeCinnamon schnapps
ManufacturerGlobal Brands
Country of originSwitzerland
Alcohol by volume43.5%

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 mg in a one-litre bottle.[2] As of January 2018 this amounts to €0.46 EUR or lower on the international gold market.[3]

Goldschläger was produced in Switzerland until the 1990s, when the brand was acquired by Diageo, which continued production in Italy.[1] Since 2008 it is a brand of Global Brands[4] and was produced in Switzerland again.[5] Bloomberg reported in November 2018 that Diageo agreed to sell Goldschläger as part of a 19-brand portfolio of spirits brands to the U.S. distiller Sazerac Co.[6] The German word Goldschläger ("gold beater"[7]) designates the profession of gold leaf makers, who beat bars of gold into micrometre-thin sheets.


  1. ^ a b Venable, Shannon (2011). Gold: A Cultural Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 136. ISBN 0-313-38430-4.
  2. ^ "How much gold is in Goldschlager?". 28 May 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  3. ^ "US Gold Price". 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Independent drinks management company for premium brands -".
  5. ^ "Goldschlager - Schnapps - Spirits, Liqueurs & Speciality drinks - -".
  6. ^ "Diageo Sells Seagram's VO to Sazerac in $550 Million Deal". 12 November 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Englisch - Deutsch Wörterbuch - Startseite".