Benedictine D.O.M. Liqueur
Bénédictine is still crafted at Le Palais Bénédictine using the original copper pot stills. The production process begins with four individual and unique recipes of herbs and spices. Each small batch then undergoes a separate process. Bénédictine is an elixir; a subtle alchemy of 27 herbs and spices carefully sourced from around the world and hand-selected by the Master Herbalist. From traditional roots including Angelica root, which is renowned for it’s healing properties, to saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, each ingredient is carefully chosen to create the harmonious balance of the elixir. Essential to the production process is the blending of fine honey and saffron, to give a balanced, rich texture. The secret alchemy of the ingredients imparts a unique taste and fragrance to the liquid. For this reason, only a select number of the dried plants used in the recipe can be revealed.
First prepared by 13th century Italian monks as herbal medicines and elixirs, Liqueurs are distilled spirits that have been combined with flavoring agents. A range of herbs, spices, nuts, fruits and flowers can be used, and a sweetener such as sugar or corn syrup is often added. While typically rather sweet, some examples are herbaceous or tart and pair exceptionally well with desserts or act as a delightful addition to cocktails.