Made to a recipe first created by a Benedictine monk in 1510, Benedictine's unique formula contains a secret blend of 27 herbs and spices sourced from across the globe. Its traditional methods of production and maturation, which require more than 2 years of care and attention, engender a rich and complex taste that has enabled Benedictine to win numerous international awards, including recent medals from the IWSC and ISC.
Unlike other herb based liqueurs, Benedictine is made using neutral spirit and as such is surprisingly versatile. Classic serves include Benedictine and Brandy (B&B), Benedictine and Tonic, Benedictine and Grapefruit and of course the world renowned Singapore Sling. Originating from Normandy at Le Palais Benedictine in Fcamp, Benedictine also enjoys strong associations with Lancashire, through the erstwhile East Lancashire Regiment's favourite tipple of 'Bn & Hot', a tradition which stemmed from the trenches of the First World War.
Created from a unique recipe containing a secret blend of 27 herbs and spices sourced from across the globe.
Appearance: Medium to deep amber with a greenish-gold rim.
Nose: Pronounced and complex nose offering a wealth of spice and fruit aromas. Cloves, cardamom and liquorice mingle with honey, butterscotch, prune and orange.
Taste: Pronounced herbal and subtle spice flavours mingle with a pleasing, balanced sweetness. The initial intensity on the palate is tempered by the real complexity of the flavours which develop with the long finish.