About Liqueurs from Germany

About Liqueurs from Germany
The spirits industry is a strong and varied one in Germany. Most famous are the brandies and eau-de-vie, made from fruits such as cherry, pear and apple. The term schnapps can refer to an eau-de-vie or it can simply mean a strong alcoholic drink. There are also vodkas (flavored and unflavored), London-style gins and whiskeys produced in Germany. Most are consumed locally; few are exported outside Europe.

Top Picks for Germany


Jägermeister Liqueur
96 points
Brown color. Lively, minty, medicinal aromas of salty roasted walnuts, anise, and molasses spice cookie with a glycerous, bright, sour medium body and a warming, complex, long gingerbread, mincemeat, sarsaparilla, and peppery spices finish. A delicious, dangerous drinkable and balanced herbal liqueur.
96 points $24.99
Schönauer "Apfel" Apple Liqueur
92 points
Best Buy
Bright slivery straw color. Delicate, pure, fruity aromas and flavors of spicy green apple cider and sauce and light molasses with an even, vibrant, fruity medium body and an even, appealing, breezy lemon spirtzed apple and honey finish. A delicious and pure apple spirit.
92 points $17.99 Best Buy
Kleiner Feigling Fig Liqueur
88 points
Best Buy
Clear silver color. Lively, attractive, fruity aromas of green apple candy and fig paste with an even, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length bubblegum and honey finish. A nice sweet green apple flavored liqueur.
88 points $16.99 Best Buy
Helbing Kuemmel Herb Liqueur
88 points
Bright clear silver color. Bright, inviting aromas of pumpernickel rye, sauerkraut, and dill with a glycerous, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length honeyed toast, fig, nut oil, and delicate spices finish. A fun, sweet and savory herb liqueur with lots of culinary applications.
88 points $23.99