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Benedictine
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Category: Liqueurs
Alc/vol: 40%

Is a very sweet and aromatic herb flavored liqueur. It is made with alcohol, sugar, honey and 27 different aromatic herbs and spices (angelica, hyssop, melissa, etc...). Benedictine is produced in Normandy, France by the Benedictine Monks. It is one of the oldest if not the oldest liqueur in the world (1510). Ingredients are steeped for 3 years in neutral alcohol. The liquid is then filtered and aged another 4 years before being bottled and sold. Benedictine is amber. Best enjoyed straight up, straight up cold and on the rocks. Blends well with milk, cream, vermouth, brandy and calvados.


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