For those of you that think there is no substitute for Jagermeister, you have not yet been introduced to Killepitsch. I recently tried this product and was fascinated by it.
Killepitsch and Jagermeister are both Krauter Liqueurs, which basically means it's an herb liqueur from Germany. However, while Jager has had the much more successful business model, Killepitsch has managed to produce a far superior product. Bottled at 84 proof(compared to Jagermeisters 70), Killepitsch is a combination of 90 fruits, berries, herbs and spices(Jager is a blend of 56.) The great number of ingredients leads to a deep, dark blood red liqueur which has a deeper, richer, more complex bittersweet flavor.
There is almost no flavor you cannot find in Killepitsch if you are willing to search for it, but the predominant flavors are clove, molasses, cinnamon, anise, menthol and citrus. It is medium/full bodied with excellent balance and a smooth finish.
According to history, Killepitsch was concocted sometime during WWII and introduced in the early 1950's as produced by Busch Distillery out of Duesseldorf. They have apparently been producing drink specialties since 1858.
The above picture is from the Killepitsch website: www.killepitsch.de
I think it is simply an awesome picture.
This was found at my local store for $23.99 for a 750mL, just $2 more than Jager and believe me, it is money well spent.