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Riga Black Balsam

Riga Black Balsam

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This traditional Latvian balsam spirit is infused liqueur is among the oldest herbal bitters in the world, having been created more than 260 years ago. Although the ingredients are not secret, only two people in the world – the master distiller and his apprentice – know all the details of the renowned single-barrel process.

17 out of the full 24 ingredients are botanicals that include valerian, wormwood, black pepper, and ginger, as well as rarer ingredients such as gentian and Peruvian balsamic oil. These are infused in a mix of spirit and water using their unique single-barrel infusion process, before being blended with the rest of the ingredients that include honey, caramel, and natural juices.

Notes: Herbaceous, medium-bodied. Aromas and flavors ginger, wormwood, black pepper, balsam.
Pairings: Soft cheeses, chicken, fresh fruit
Serving Suggestions: Chilled or on the rocks
Region: Latvia
Alcohol Content: 45%