A close cousin to the traditional herbal liqueur introduced more than 80 years ago, Jägermeister Manifest is the first "super-premium" spirit from the brand. The new version is specially crafted by adding even more botanicals to the classic recipe, which already features a blend of 56 natural ingredients that give the dark brown booze its spicy flavor. However, rather than evoke the same intensity of the original, the addition of new herbs, blossoms, roots, and fruits hits a bit softer thanks to a longer maturation process of 12-plus months in small and large oak casks. Much like other premium herbal liqueurs, Manifest is meant to be served neat, and enjoyed as an aperitif or digestif. Or, hey, you could get creative and try adding it to cocktails.
Jäger does make a very limited time seasonal offering called Jägermeister Spice, but Manifest is the first spirit the brand has ever added to its permanent lineup, and the first "premium" booze it's ever created. Essentially, it's appealing to those who've moved on from their Jäger bomb days and are looking for something more sophisticated to sip on.
“Super premium spirits are experiencing significant growth in the US,” said Jack Carson, Director of Innovation, Mast- Jägermeister US, in a press release. “Manifest represents a bold new proclamation of unparalleled quality and provides us with an opportunity to engage new consumers.”
Since the aging process takes a bit longer, there's only a limited run of Manifest up for grabs at the moment, but if you're up for giving it a shot (though, not necessarily taking one), select retailers should have it on hand for about $60 a bottle.