Jägermeister's latest offering, '9556 Nights of Exploration', is not just a collector's item; it's an extraordinary herbal liqueur born from a pioneering maturation process. Dr. Günther Findel, the son-in-law of Jägermeister's founder, Curt Mast, embarked on a one-time experiment that pushed the boundaries of aging. The base material, steeped in Jägermeister's iconic blend, spent an unprecedented 9556 nights in oak barrels. This venture, a first in the company's storied history, has resulted in a highly limited edition herbal liqueur that stands as a testament to the spirit of exploration.
The heart of '9556 Nights of Exploration' lies in its harmonious taste profile, a result of combining the original's secret recipe with the extended maturation process. Dr. Berndt Finke, Vice President Products & Quality at Mast-Jägermeister SE, elaborates on the unique journey of this liqueur: "Familiar herbal flavors are enriched by hints of oak and unique fruit components, giving the spirit a full-bodied feel and incredible depth of taste." This meticulous crafting process produces a beverage that captures the essence of the familiar while introducing nuanced elements that elevate the taste experience.
At 40% alcohol by volume, '9556 Nights of Exploration' boasts a slightly higher alcohol content than the classic Jägermeister. Its mild aroma, a result of the extended time in a single barrel that has matured in Jägermeister’s barrel storage area in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, welcomes sweet fruit accents (plum and cherry) to the characteristic spicy & woody herbal flavors. Caramel and vanilla undertones round off the subtle hints of oak, creating a sophisticated and layered drinking experience. Whether served in a tumbler at room temperature or over ice, this strictly limited edition herbal liqueur offers a unique and unparalleled journey for the senses.
For aficionados and collectors alike, there is a sense of exclusivity to '9556 Nights of Exploration'. Only 2500 hand-numbered copies of this exceptional release will be available worldwide in 2023. As Jägermeister continues to push the boundaries of traditional craftsmanship, this distinct offering reinforces the brand's commitment to innovation and exploration within the realm of spirits. In every sip, '9556 Nights of Exploration' encapsulates the culmination of time, expertise, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, making it a must-have for connoisseurs seeking a one-of-a-kind experience.
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