HERBEUS 1898 – EXQUISITE CORDIAL WITH A LONG TRADITION
Made according to a closely guarded family recipe, our natural cordial guarantees pure enjoyment of the highest quality. Tasting a Herbeus 1898 with its unique, full-bodied and natural herbal flavour is sure to pleasantly surprise you! Experience a world of exquisite and original taste. We sincerely invite you to learn more about how this exclusive German cordial is made!
Perfected over centuries
THE HISTORY OF OUR PREMIUM LIQUEUR
Doctors developed medicines that contained alcohol flavoured with fruit extracts and honey as far back as the 13th century. Soon this new herbal remedy that promoted good digestion was distilled by dispensaries and convents with their own recipes.
In 1898 the apothecary Heinrich Machers discovered a cordial recipe that was centuries old. The chemist residing in Metz immediately went to work, reinterpreting the recipe. He experimented with the list of ingredients, added select herbs, discarded ingredients, varied the preparation process and altered the proportions. The result: Herbeus 1898 with select herbs, an exquisite and natural cordial.
In the course of its nearly 120-year history as it got passed down to today’s fourth generation, the descendants of the apothecary Heinrich Machers only varied the recipe in slight nuances. Yet one thing has always been left untouched: the quality of the premium liqueur, Herbeus 1898. This unusual name is derived from the Latin and is eponymous for its invigorating nature and green appearance, while 1898 is the year when refining the recipe first began.
This much we can tell you: the Herbeus 1898 cordial is prepared in a German manufactory and hand crafted with passion. This artisanal establishment consciously remains outside the industrial mass market, crafting high-quality specialities in small quantities for an exclusive clientèle.
All of the herbs used to prepare the liqueur are of course naturally sourced.
Rectene facit – do it well
CRAFTSMANSHIP AND TRADITION
Every liqueur bottle with the appearance of an ancient apothecary vessel is individually filled. The bottle is sealed with a cork made from Portuguese cork oak. Sealing wax is applied by hand to each bottle, guaranteeing the integrity of Herbeus 1898. The family crest of the Machers is applied to the seal. The crest with its guiding principle “Rectene facit”, translated as “Do it well”, symbolises that each and every bottle of liqueur meets the exacting quality standards of the Machers family. This family crest can be traced back to the year 1650. Before that, all traces were wiped out by the Thirty Years’ War.
As a Herbeus 1898 connoisseur, you should know that “small green clouds” may form in the bottles after a few weeks. This is a natural process and does not impair the excellence of the cordial in any way. Simply shake the bottle to disperse the clouds.
When Herbeus 1898 is stored for several years, you will notice the hue of the cordial changing from green to gold. This change is a distinctive quality characteristic of the cordial, which matures in the bottle and gradually becomes golden in colour. The flavour assumes a milder nuance at the same time.
Indulgence should be celebrated
THE HERBEUS 1898 POURING RITUAL
You are just a few steps away from enjoying the unique cordial Herbeus 1898. Take your time and unhurriedly savour the preparatory ritual with good friends, business partners or just for yourself:
Take the apportioning vessel and cover the bottom of the liqueur glass with the gleaming gold flakes..
Slowly pour the liqueur. At this moment, relish the aromatic herbal bouquet as it wafts upward.
As the cordial is poured, the gossamer 22-carat gold flakes begin to rise and soon sparkle seductively on the surface. Drink in the sight before you – and then your exquisite “Herbeus 1898”.
The Herbeus 1898 pouring ritual was brought to life by the prime father of this premium liqueur. For the apothecary Heinrich Machers it was clear from the outset: this natural liqueur was not intended for enjoyment alone but is also good for your health. That is why he decided it should be taken together with the precious metal.
Gold is among the oldest medicaments in human history. Miracle healers, doctors and pharmacists have been using the “metal of light” for millennia. The ancient Egyptians took gold 5,000 years ago to cleanse their mind, body and soul. Mental and nervous afflictions are treated with gold in Chinese medicine. No wonder then that the “healing” cordial is combined with the “healing” gold.
Indulgence in your home
HERBEUS 1898 PREMIUM SET
The elaborate premium set consists of:
A wooden casket of high quality with a gold coloured closure
An ancient apothecary vessel with our exclusive Herbeus 1898 cordial (0.5l), approximately 48% alc./vol., sealed with a cork of Portugese cork oak.
A set of two quality liqueur glasses
A red-transparent apportioning vessel with gold flakes (22-carat gold leaf, food grade)
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