Koch Apteekri Snaps (35%)

Apteekri Snaps (The pharmacist shnapps) is made by Koch Distillery, Estonian company located 70km east from Tallinn. It’s made by 20 different herbs, plants and roots. Story tells that this kind of tincture was sold earlier in pharmacies and it was a cure for all diseases.
Purchace price for 50cl bottle 6.99€ (SuperAlko/Latvia)

The liqueur have some medicianal herbs and spicies, but not so much as the name promise. It have quite much common with the german herbal liqueurs. Aroma is light and sweet, taste is lighly spicy, cinnamon and clove are recognizable. Spices are more on the fore, I can’t find any herbs or roots there. All in all it is quite unilateral, boring and neutral liqueur. It’s bit too sweet, at least you need to have somethin hot beside. It should have more bitter components, now all the herbs and spices are “sweet” ones, not have any bitter elements. For me it’s too soft and easy, cheaply and fast made, standard herbal liqueur without enough character.


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