If you're a fan of the original Jägermeister then of course you would like to try Jägermeister Spice but don't think it's going to have the same taste. And if you're not a fan of the original give this a try anyway as it could surprise you.
With a bottle that says spice on the label it does not entirely taste 'spicy'. Unless you consider a cinnamon flavour to spice things up; in which case, yes, it is spicy. It's gonna smell like cinnamon before you down Jägers younger brother and it's going to have this same flavour in the aftertaste, just you wait. But before this aftertaste, you're going to acknowledge the smooth presence of vanilla and it is lovely. I know, the flavours I've just described are written on the bottle. But it really does have these tastes! Give it a go and you'll think yep they're spot on with this.
There's no alcohol 'punch' to the throat when downing this shot so you could almost just drink it as is. But don't drink it from the bottle, have some class and pour it into a glass (hey, that rhymes). This stuff came all the way from Germany for you.
The Bar Test
Now Jäger isn't typically something you'd mix with coke. But hey it works. Ask your bartender for it even if they give you a strange look. The coke has mellowed the taste causing the cinnamon to linger in your mouth and with the scent of vanilla you'll wonder why you never tried it before. Make sure to tell your bartender this so they stop giving people weird looks. Nobody needs that. Oh, and also tell them to check out www.withcoke.com I hear it's an amazing site.
Normally Jäger is used for the widely accepted and well known 'Jäger bombs' which of course is always going to remain popular and of course if you want to try a spiced 'bomb' then be my guest. After reviewing this drink I think I actually prefer it with coke. Maybe it's because Jäger bombs were the only time I really ever had the liqueur and never considered trying it any other way.
There is no liquorice taste here like what is experienced from the older brother Jägermeister. It keeps the same syrupy base but with a completely different flavour. So my recommendation is that you should have it to try as something different to the original Jäger. Either for a big night or a classy night this will introduce a stir of new flavours that won't disappoint.
1. Smooth cinnamon and vanilla flavours but at the same time. The coke seems to have brought out more of the flavour while also mixing them.
2. There's a weaker flavour here. Mostly the vanilla taste which is evaporating.
3. You just get the taste of coke here until the cinnamon aftertaste.
4. This is similar to the bar test except with no ice. Make sure to add ice when trying this.
The scent of vanilla seems to remain constant after adding each shot of coke which is definitely a plus for me.
$35 per 700ml bottle
Standard price at Dan Murphy's Australia, prices may vary.