Crafted in Riga, Latvia, Riga Black Balsam is made from a recipe that was created more than 260 years ago. Only two people in the world know the details of the renowned single-barrel process that creates the bitter that has won more than 100 international awards.
So, how do you enhance an established, award-winning bitter? Add brandy! Riga Black Balsam XO is a blend of traditional Riga Black Balsam Bitter and an 8-year-old French brandy. Riga Black Balsam XO is matured in oak casks and delivered in a distinct 0.7L corked glass bottle.
The presentation of Riga Black Balsam is impressive and prepares you for a distinct flavor experience. The aroma upon opening is a strong and sweet blend of carmel and black pepper. The first sip is a beautifully balanced combination of sweet and bitter notes. Rich and creamy, you can taste the complex flavors emerging from the bitter as well as the sweet fruitiness of the brandy. It’s an exciting and pleasing blend.
This unique beverage is perfect for sipping neat and would also be an excellent addition to a high-end cocktail.
Summary: Riga Black Balsam XO delivers a uniquely rich, creamy, decadent blend of flavors. The exciting combination of fine bitter with high-quality brandy creates a rich memorable drinking experience that feels exclusive and prestigious.
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