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I'm in NYC for a week and one of my goals is to see if I can get my hands on a bottle or two of an obscure German liqour called Ratzeputz. It's an herbal tonic with a flavor akin to what I imagin Jaeger might have been like before it was commercialized and heavily sweetened. I suspect it's not even available stateside at all - the stuff that I've had was all brought over from Germany by a friend's family. Any suggestions on places to look would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm in NYC for a week and one of my goals is to see if I can get my hands on a bottle or two of an obscure German liqour called Ratzeputz. It's an herbal tonic with a flavor akin to what I imagin Jaeger might have been like before it was commercialized and heavily sweetened. I suspect it's not even available stateside at all - the stuff that I've had was all brought over from Germany by a friend's family. Any suggestions on places to look would be greatly appreciated.

As far as I can tell, it's not imported into the US. But I could be wrong.

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I'm in NYC for a week and one of my goals is to see if I can get my hands on a bottle or two of an obscure German liqour called Ratzeputz. It's an herbal tonic with a flavor akin to what I imagin Jaeger might have been like before it was commercialized and heavily sweetened. I suspect it's not even available stateside at all - the stuff that I've had was all brought over from Germany by a friend's family. Any suggestions on places to look would be greatly appreciated.

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I just checked Bevmedia and it doesn't list it but that doesn't mean it can't be found. Bevmedia just lists products from the major distributors (Southern, Empire, Atlantic, Opic, and about 15 others)

There are a few smaller distributors out there that aren't in Bevmedia that could carry it, but it's pretty slim.

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