"Das is ein UNICUM", told Kaiser Joseph II when he first tasted the drink to the Zwack predecessor who, as the royal physician, created this drink speciality in 1790. That is how the drink gained its current name and the name speaks for itself... Unicum became the most popular brand among drinks in Hungary, as it has continuously represented excellent quality, distinctive taste and Hungarian tradition for over 200 years. Although Unicum's recipe is kept secret, that much is certain that it is made of a mixture of over 40 different kinds of carefully selected medicinal herbs and spices. Its unique bittersweet taste and exclusive harmony is brought to perfection by a 6-month period of aging in oak casks. Thanks to the beneficial effects of Unicum, it can be a introducer or closer of meals. It may be drunk chilled but its grand complex of flavours can be best enjoyed at room temperature. It can be taken with dried plums soaked in Unicum (the order being plums-Unicum-plums) or as a long drink.