Our price £22.55 (inc VAT)
Rate out of /100
3 items are available for next day delivery, larger quantities are available for standard delivery.
Consumed in huge quantities in Italy and its native Hungary, Unicum is an 'amaro' distilled from more than forty herbs and spices according to a secret recipe which has been in the Zwack family for over 200 years. It is produced by Peter Zwack and his family in a distillery in Budapest, which has stood on the banks of the river Danube for more than 150 years. The story goes that Dr Joseph Zwack, royal physician to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, served it to the Hapsburg Emperor in 1790 who declared it unique, or `Unicum`. Under the communist government, the Unicum distillery moved to Italy and did not return to Hungary until 1989. Traditionally drunk at room temperature as an after-dinner digestivo, many 'amari' are overly sweet, but Unicum is one of the driest and most characteristic.more ↓ less ↑
RB on 10th Jan 2013 at 12:10
I had quite a few glasses of this in Budapest, so bought a bottle when I got back. It certainly packs a punch... and is supposed to have medicinal properties! It certainly numbs the pain one way or another!!
PB on 8th Nov 2012 at 16:38
Unicum has a distinct taste which grows on you. It is best sipped from a very chilled glass as I found out on my recent visit to Hungary and also the Hungarians strongly believe it is good for the stomach!!!