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About Bénédictine

Founder: Alexandre Le Grand
Year Founded: 1863
Distillery Location: Fecamp, France

Visitor Center:

The Palais Benedictine, Fecamp, France

Master Distiller / Blender: Eric Tourain, Master Distiller

Bénédictine Essential Facts

  • 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.

How you should drink Bénédictine

Types of Bénédictine Available

  • Benedictine

More Great Food & Drink Stories from Across the Web



    No Benedictine that I have purchased in the U.S. has come close to the golden velvet of that bought at Monte Cassino in Rome. Can it be purchased online from the monastery and from what website? Thanks

  2. James DeMartino says

    Please reply. Does Benedictine go bad over time?

  3. Benedictine smells like wart remover.

  4. There are few liqueurs that reach the sublime; for me this is the apex of such a category.

    Stated simply, it tastes as though you are drinking….flowers. The pure essence of the most wondrous flowers ever to bloom in any place imagined or real.

  5. Alexandre Le Grand invented the recipe himself, helped by a local chemist, and he told this story to connect the liqueur with the city history of pesky Monks to increase sales. Another great Christian hoax like “That is absurd! The cardinal has no interest in children.” Later rumor has it that the Monks were fed to the lions (not verified)


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