A bottle of Goldschläger.
|Country of origin||Switzerland|
|Alcohol by volume||43.5%|
Goldschläger is a Swiss cinnamon schnapps (43.5% alcohol by volume or 87 proof; originally it was 53.5% alcohol or 107 proof), 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. As of January 2018 this amounts to €0.46 EUR or lower on the international gold market.
Goldschläger was produced in Switzerland until the 1990s, when the brand was acquired by Diageo, which continued production in Italy. Since 2008 it is a brand of Global Brands and was produced in Switzerland again. 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. The German word Goldschläger ("gold beater") designates the profession of gold leaf makers, who beat bars of gold into micrometre-thin sheets.
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