Bénédictine

Herbal Liqueur

Bronze Medal, 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Proof 80 40% ABV
Type liqueur
Variety herbal liqueur
Years Aged 1.05
Brand Bénédictine
Country France
Cost USD $35 {{drinkHelpers.priceIndicator(35)}} (last verified in 2015)
Bénédictine

More about Bénédictine

It's often claimed that monks at the Bénédictine Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy invented this recipe in the 16th century, which was said to be lost during the French Revolution. In reality, Alexandre Le Grand invented the recipe with the help of a local chemist in 1863, and he told this story to connect the liqueur with the city history to increase sales. Every bottle of Bénédictine has the initials D.O.M. on the label, which stands for "Deo Optimo Maximo" ("To God, most good, most great"). This abbreviation is commonly used at the beginning of documents of the Benedictine Order as a short dedication of the work.