Ludwig Mentzendorff first brought Mentzendorff Kummel to London in the 1850s at the behest of the Baron von Blanckenhagen. The Baron had established the Allasch distillery on his country estate near Riga in the 1820s to produce Kummel to his family’s private recipe. Since 1985, Mentzendorff Kummel has been distilled, true to the original recipe, by Combier Distillery in the Loire Valley in their world famous stills designed by Gustave Eiffel, and before that by Bols. Powerful, lifted aromas of aniseed, cumin and hints of orange zest on the nose. A sweet liqueur, filling the mouth with flavours of caraway and white pepper. Liquorice notes linger on the finish, striking a great balance of sweetness and spice.