Bols Anisette Liqueur 50 Proof Liter Hard to find in Stock!Bols Anisette's sweet licorice flavor comes from carefully selected, imported aniseed. Anisette is a sweet but potent liqueur made from aniseseed. Anise, called anice (pronounced ah-NEE-cheh) in Italian, once grew wild in the Mediterranean and is one of the oldest known spice plants. It was used in Egypt as far back as 1500 B.C. and was mentioned in the Bible. Over the centuries, anise has been used for a variety of purposes: to ward off the Evil Eye; to increase milk flow in nursing mothers; to cure epilepsy; as an antidote for snake bites and scorpion stings; and as an aphrodisiac. In Native American cultures, it was, and still is, used as a laxative, and its a known appetite suppressant. Some people believed that if you placed anise under your pillow, it would keep away nightmares. It was also used to ease sore throats, coughing, bronchitis, and congestion, and that lives on in modern medicine through its use as an expectorant in many cough syrups. Anise tastes like licorice and, in fact, oil distilled from the plant is what gives licorice candy its flavor.Smooth and sweet with a distinct anise taste. True anisette is produced by means of distilling aniseed. Similar anise based spirits around the world are called: in France - Pastis, in Italy - Sambuca, in Greece - Ouzo, in Turkey - Raki and in the Middle East - Arak.Bols Liqueurs is the number one liqueur range worldwide and comprises more than 45 unique flavours, divided into different groups; citrus, orchard, berries, tropical, herbs & botanicals. These premium liqueurs that Bols has been making since 1575 are widely used by bartenders to create cocktails and are also consumed at home. They are made from high quality natural ingredients such as herbs, spices and fruits. The Bols liqueurs are inspired by 440-year-old recipes and techniques, perfected and adapted to todays tastes.