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Riga Black Balsam

Riga, Latvia (EU)
Riga Black Balsam - probably the oldest living bitter brand in the world - is crafted with passion since 1752 already.

All-natural botanicals, unique crafting process and secret recipe build its authentic versatile taste.

Deliciously different, exceptionally smooth and velvety on the palate, Riga Black opens a whole new world of sensations with its 24 ingredients.

Subtle hints of linden blossom, birch bud, valerian root, raspberry, bilberry, and ginger as well as a gentle touch of nutmeg and black peppercorn tease the palate and come alive in the glass.

Riga Black is carefully infused in oak barrels in a unique single-barrel process and blended to a secret recipe to develop its authentic bitter-sweet taste. And, indeed, the specific methods and even some traditional mysteries are still obeyed in the process.

Once it was introduced by 18th century pharmacist Kunze as a "magic elixir" for any disease - and a true story - it is credited curing Russian empress Catherine the Great.

However today it stands out among other bitters due its versatility - it is one of the rare bitters so loved by top bartending professionals for being an irreplaceable base spirit in cocktails.

Any kind of cocktails from simple traditional ones to most sophisticated are now based on Riga Black. Riga Black hosts annual Global Cocktail challenge in Riga uniting 50 top bartenders from many countries to present their mastery, and no surprise - Riga Black is one of International Bartenders Association (IBA) partner brands included in the competition draw for World Bartending Championship.

Much said, so Riga Black invites you to its magic world - try it and discover elixir’s fruity aroma and its authentic taste with every sip straight up or mixed.

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