Riga Black Balsam Kräuterliqueur
Herbal liqueur – The revival of a centuries-old tradition
The soothing influence of herbs on well-being has been known for centuries. Which means it should come as no surprise that both physicians and lay healers have for generations sought to develop tinctures from herbs, spices and roots to improve human health.
Riga Black Balsam is probably the oldest brand of herbal liqueur on the market. The recipe was developed over 260 years ago, and while its 24 natural ingredients are no secret, only two persons on earth — the master distiller and his trainee — know all the details of how it is produced. Hand-culled herbs, spices and roots such as valerian, mugwort, gentian, black pepper, ginger and Peru balsam are combined and aged in oak casks to unchain the secret powers of nature in bittersweet Riga Black Balsam. The spectacular depth of flavor of this Latvian herbal liqueur has been feted in more than 100 awards by experts around the world.