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Posted October 03, 2013 - 06:15 PM

My wife's Aunt is cleaning out some cupboards and she found a few old bottles of "The good stuff" that had been opened and left behind by her husband when he passed.
Here is one we haven't pinned down either exactly what's in there (besides liquid smooth) or where he got it.
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It's all in German, anyone able to tell me what it says? Google tells me the first word is "Funker Comfortable" in English... May be a little off...

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Posted October 03, 2013 - 07:11 PM

I'll choose not to share my multilingual talents this evening and leave ya'll in suspense of what the answer is.

 

Ben W.


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Posted October 03, 2013 - 07:16 PM

"funker" alone means "works"  "swohler" in english is just "swohler".   Should mean "works comfortable" it would seem???


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Posted October 03, 2013 - 07:20 PM

Whats it taste like ?
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Posted October 03, 2013 - 07:29 PM

it is German Gin


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Posted October 03, 2013 - 07:41 PM

I think it is carb cleaner.


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Posted October 03, 2013 - 07:46 PM

Sorry Alan, not familiar with those words.

 

I'll ask my mom tomorrow.


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Posted October 03, 2013 - 07:54 PM

Whats it taste like ?


Nearly flavorless, smooth with just a little bite. You can tell its almost 40% go juice, but not in a harsh way.

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Posted October 03, 2013 - 08:01 PM

it is German Gin

  

I think it is carb cleaner.


I think you guys are saying the same thing... :D

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Posted October 03, 2013 - 08:04 PM

found this on e-bay

http://www.ebay.com/...=item20d8d904ff


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Posted October 03, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Wait for Wolfgang to sign on and I bet he can tell you exactly what it is.  


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Posted October 04, 2013 - 04:52 AM

It's a german gin-like, clear liquor, made using juniper berries. Steinhäger is a protected brand/name, the destillery of the Schnaps has to stay in the lil german town Steinhagen. Typical is the taste and the bottle, or better clay jar.

 

Junker has different meanings. First, it is  noble man like an english squire. Second means, that he is an aspirant for an officer's rank.

 

You can translate Junkerswohl with confortability or pleasure  - the noble drinker feels well and warm (and, after some glasses, evil).


Edited by jd.rasentrac, October 04, 2013 - 04:57 AM.

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Posted October 04, 2013 - 05:10 AM

Wait for Wolfgang to sign on and I bet he can tell you exactly what it is.  

Yep, Bill. It was 3:17 am in D when you wrote your notice...


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Posted October 04, 2013 - 07:10 AM

Ok, that explains what it is, but not how it got in a little cupboard near Erie PA. :D.
I think he may have had relatives overseas, but will have to ask. Maybe they sent a bottle as a Christmas present or something.

Thanks for the explaination.

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Posted October 04, 2013 - 09:08 AM

Yep, Bill. It was 3:17 am in D when you wrote your notice...

 

Ya I figured it was early morning, but I knew if anyone could translate this you could.






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