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)
Bénédictine is 80-proof, like most straight spirits, which means it won't "go bad" and become unsafe to drink. However, if your bottle has been open for a while, it has probably become oxidized and lost flavor. Here's some more info on when to keep and when to toss old bottles: http://liquor.com/articles/taming-your-liquor-cabinet/.
James DeMartinoposted 3 years ago
Please reply. Does Benedictine go bad over time?
LARRY LEDFORDposted 5 years ago
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
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