Goldschläger

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Goldschläger
Goldschläger.jpg
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 December 2020 this amounts to 0.64/US$0.78 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 $550M 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.

References[edit]

  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". 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 - leo.org: Startseite". leo.org.