May 8th 2019.

The Czech Republic may hold the reputation of being a beer lover’s paradise, but the country’s contribution to spirits, Becherovka, stands among the most complex liqueurs in the world. While European countries have a long tradition of digestifs, from Italian amaro to French cognac to Germany’s Underberg, only Becherovka has become intertwined with a nation’s identity, its endurance a source of national pride.

Without any doubt Becherovka belongs to Czech national heritage. First time has been created in picturesque Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) at 1807 and shortly became popular worldwide.

The recipe for Becherovka is closely guarded, with only two people knowing its exact contents and allowed to enter the Drogikamr, where the herbs and spices are mixed once a week. Becherovka gets its complexity and herbaceousness from “about” twenty herbs – the exact number being a mystery – sourced from as near as fields around the town and as far away as Asia and Africa, mixed with alcohol and macerated for a week. Pristine soft water from a reservoir ten kilometers away is then added along with sugar and alcohol. The end result is all-natural, with no preservatives or artificial colors.

Today, you can visit Karlovy Vary to take a tour of the Jan Becher house and witness the history of this amazing spirit. You’ll tour the cellars where the spirit was produced, view a film, taste the products, and more. The museum is open daily from 9am – 5pm and they offer tours in English. Call or email ahead for a reservation. Visit of Karlovy Vary is a part of our day trip from Prague.

This spring, after a long time, Becherovka will again make an exception and will launch a limited collector’s edition on the market.
On their labels they reveal four of the more than 20 herbs and spices of the secret formula.

Labels work with cartoon themes and Latin names for each ingredient. After the bottle is frozen, the Czech name and country of origin of the ingredient will also appear. Achillea Millefolium, Eugenia Caryophyllus, Cinnamomum Aromaticum and Hyssopus Officinalis appear on them.

The first three will be available from May in the retail chains, the fourth will be available only in the Jan Becher Museum in Karlovy Vary.

Dear customers,

I am deeply sorry to inform you that unfortunately our company will no longer be able to provide any trips and as of today, we are closing all the bookings.

This decision was hard to make and it came as a result of a sudden death of our CEO, who also was my beloved father, and we are not able to provide an adequate experience for you as we need some time to deal with both practical matters and our grief.

I would like to kindly ask you to cancel your reservations yourselves, so you are able to get the full refund as soon as possible.

If you had a chance to enjoy any of our trips with Láďa (Vladimir), I whole-heartedly believe you have enjoyed yourselves and created some unforgettable memories together and I hope as well that Láďa will be remembered in your hearts in the same way that he is in mine. I would be pleased to hear about your experiences with my dad and if you'd like to send me any photos, stories or memories, I greatly encourage you to do so.

Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation in these difficult times.

Should there be any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via my personal e-mail: or phone: +420 603 382 933


Barbora Stejskal

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