Riga Black Balsam tasting
Riga Black balsam
When visiting Riga, trying out Riga Black Balsam is a must! We have prepared a special degustation offer together with a presentation of all the different types of Riga Black Balsam. An experienced bartender will introduce you to the history and crafting process of this special drink. We also offer a cocktail masterclass for those who are interested.
If you wish to have a look at the factory where the legendary Riga Black Balsam and other known beverages like Stolichnaya are produced, to learn about how alcoholic beverages are made, to taste Riga Black Balsam® extract which cannot be tasted anywhere else in the world – then we can organise a tour to the factory.
A pharmacist named Kunze crafted the famous Riga Black Balsam recipe in 1752. Riga Black Balsam is made from 24 all natural ingredients, including 17 botanicals. The ingredients that contribute to the complex and versatile flavour of Riga Black Balsam include common roots and herbs such as Valerian, Wormwood, Black Pepper, and Ginger, as well as rare ingredients such as Gentian and Peruvian Balsamic Oil.
In the crafting process, unique single-barrel infusion technology is used. Botanicals are infused in spirit-water mix to drive so called «Riga Black Balsam essence». After that the essence is blended with the rest of ingredients, such as honey, caramel, natural juices and bottled in natural clay bottle that retains the original unique appeal and preserves the qualities of the drink.