Benedictine, the Exquisite French Liqueur

Year Founded: 1863
Distillery Location: Fécamp, France


  • In 1510, the Benedictine monk Don Bernardo Vincelli created the recipe for this French liqueur, which calls for 27 plants and spices. The three main ingredients are Angelica, Hyssop and Lemon Balm.
  • There are only three people on earth who know the complete recipe for making the spirit.
  • Benedictine is aged for up to 17 months before bottling.
  • The brand was first imported to the United States in 1888.

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Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and historical romantic suspense.
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4 Responses to Benedictine, the Exquisite French Liqueur

  1. carolcork says:

    Thank you for that interesting history of our favourite liqueur, Regina. 😊

  2. juliaergane says:

    This is my absolute favourite liqueur. I am always disappointed if a good restaurant ONLY has B&B (I WILL NOT order that obomination sp?). Drambuie or a 25-30 year old single malt are my second choices.

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