Vanguard’s new German herbal liqueur, Kuemmerling


Vanguard Luxury Brands are bringing out Germany’s market leading herbal liqueur, Kuemmerling. The half bitter liqueur was created by a travelling chemist called Hugo Kuemmerling in 1938 and is made with “angelica, crisped mint, pimento, liquorice, wormwood, resin of guaiac, cinnamon bark and calamus.”

“This brand is all about fun”, said Vanguard’s James France.  “It is only available in little 20ml bottles (35% alcohol) and there’s an entire ritual surrounding its consumption.  Every bottle has a number between 1 and 99 moulded into the bottom of the bottle.  First, you tap the bottle on the bar, then drink it, after which you turn it over.  Whoever has the highest number pays for the round.  There are also a myriad of uses for the empty bottles and some people have made really quite amazing artworks from them.”

Kuemmerling will be available to a limited number of on-premise venues, so if you’d like to find out more get in touch with James France at 1300 DRINKS or email

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  1. Tast wonderful, good shot, but ja i call it my stomach medizine! Also good for the morning after.

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