Goldschlager

Goldschlager

About Goldschlager

Goldschlager 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 leaf floating in it. The actual amount of gold has been measured at approximately 13 mg in a 1 Litre bottle of Goldschlager. As of April 04, 2012 this amounts to $0.68 USD or lower on the international gold market. Despite being first produced in Switzerland during the 1990s, Goldschlager is a product of Italy and the brand is owned by Diageo. The German word Goldschlager ('gold beater') designates the profession of gold leaf makers, who beat bars of gold into micrometre-thin sheets.

Contributions by Bart Versieck, 217.43.238.100, and 66.108.128.200.