Historically, the credit for the development of liqueurs goes to the monks of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, who created various tonics and beverages to promote health by experimenting with combinations of roots and herbs mixed with a spirit base. Many of those products, including Chartreuse & Benedictine, have survived to this day. Read More »
Joustra Beerenburg Extra is produced by adding a secret mix of herbs to jenever. The term 'extra' refers to the extra alcohol (3% more than the standard expression). Hailing from the Friesland province of the Netherlands, this is excellent as a digestif.
A Portugese liqueur made by combining honey and arbutus unedo spirit with a selection of mountain herbs. The mixture is aged for a minimum of 6 months in casks previously used for aging port. The strict following of these traditionally methods are what has earned this drink numerous gold medals in international spirits competitions.
A rum based liqueur, made by combining Bielle's agricole rhum with cane sugar syrup and natural flavours. Made on the island of Marie Galante, which lies off the south eastern coast of Guadeloupe, this makes a fantastic digestif.
A range of unusual liqueurs developed by Gabriel Boudier for use in the 3-Michelin-starred restaurants run by the Bernard Loiseau group. This version has combined sloe and elderberry which sounds superb.
A coconut liqueur from Chamarel, located on the west coast of Mauritius. This is produced from roasted dessicated coconut, which are then slowly macerated in their white rum. Serve with pineapple juice for a delicious Pina Colada.