Contest #663: Jägermeister Distillery, Wolfenbüttel, Germany

There’s some intrigue about the name Jägermeister (or “Master of the hunt”). The company was created by Curt and Wilhelm Mast in 1933. That same year, Curt joined the Nazi party. In 1936, Wilhelm left Germany for Brazil — his Jewish girlfriend became an issue with the Nuremberg Race Laws. In 1938, Hermann Göring declared himself Reichsjägermeister. Wolfenbüttel was a very popular hunting spot, and there were rumors of Göring meeting Mast at a hunt there. Almost immediately after that, Mast introduced Jägermeister.

At any rate, the liquor languished for many years before Curt’s son Günter took over the company. Günter was an early adopter of sports sponsorship, he was a fantastic marketer who got the brand into the hands of drinkers all over the world.

Jägermeister is an herb-based beverage. Because of the stag on the label, there were rumors for many years that the recipe contained stag’s blood. But the company has effectively squashed that by being certified as vegan by the German Government.

Those who found it before the hint:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • Lighthouse
  • Sandworm
  • Phil Ower
  • Garfield

And after:

  • Kiribatian Jacob
  • Graham Hedley
  • hhgygy
  • Nancy Barbato Sinatra
  • VliegendeHollander999
  • pizzaro_12

Contest #662 – Jack Daniels Distillery, Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA

Legend has it that Jack Daniels hated his safe. He disliked it because the dial was hard to turn, so he was constantly getting the combination wrong. The apocryphal story is that one day, he got so mad that he kicked it hard enough to break his toe, which in time became gangrenous, and eventually killed him (it is true that he died of Sepsis).

His Tennessee Whiskey (it meets the qualifications to be called “bourbon”, but the company simply chooses not to) is one of the best selling non-beer alcoholic beverage brands in the world. You can find Jack Daniels on store shelves all over the world — just not in Lynchburg or anywhere else in Moore County, Tennessee, because Moore County is a “dry” county. After Prohibition ended in the US, counties in Tennessee remained dry by default. Liquor sales could be authorized by a vote of the people in that county — but the county never had such a vote.

Those who found this place were:

  • Graham Hedley
  • Martin de Bock
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Root007-1
  • Hans1789
  • René De La Carte
  • Nancy Barbato Sinatra
  • MC Solaar
  • Борис Карлофф
  • MiranDese-12
  • John Gospel IV
  • Luciano P.
  • Garfield
  • JimCricket1981
  • Walter Schirra
  • Kiribatian Jacob

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It was noticed by some of our players that the image on Google Earth has changed since it was posted on Friday. Here is the current image:

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Thank you to Paul, Phil, and Horváth for keeping us fair and honest.

Contest #661 – Avenue de Champagne, Epernay, France

If you are drinking a sparkling wine that rightly calls itself “Champagne”, then it was made within about 20 km from this location. This is the center of the Champagne industry in the Champagne region of France. In the picture are locations for Moët & Chandon, makers of Dom Perignon, the house of Mumm Perrier & Jouët as well as MHCS, makers of Veuve Clicquot.

Those who celebrated before the hint:

  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Kiribatian Jacob
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Garfield

And those who let the bubbles go a little flat after the hint:

  • Gillian B
  • Graham Hedley
  • Max_Power
  • Ashwini Agrawal

Contest #660: Home of Margaret Laurence, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada

Margaret Laurence is considered one of, if not THE, preeminent authors of Canada. Her series of novels are set in the fictional town of Manawaka, Manitoba, which is a proxy for her home town of Neepawa.

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Those who ventured into the “True North Strong and Free” included:

  • Glenmorren
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock

and after the hint:

  • Phil Ower
  • Graham Hedley

And this ends the literary series. We hope you enjoyed it.

Series crowns go to Lighthouse, Paul Voestermans, and Martin de Bock , all with perfect scores. Honorable mention to Phil Ower, who only missed by 1 point, and that point coming on this contest.