Riga Black Balsam is a stellar, traditional, herbal liqueur from Latvia, in production since 1752. I really love it, thanks to the encouragement of some Latvian pals-apparently it cures many ills. So happy to find Liquor Barn, so grateful that they carry it. Shipping was super fast, plus Liquor Barn had the best price on the web. A+ to the Barn!
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Riga Black Balsam
"Deliciously different, exceptionally smooth and velvety on the palate, Riga Black Balsam opens a whole world of sensations with its 24 ingredients. Subtle hints of linden blossom, birch bud, valerian root, raspberry, bilberry, and ginger as well as touches of nutmeg and black peppercorn tease the palate and come alive in the glass." -Producer
Herbal Liqueur 750ML, Latvia
I've been sipping it neat and .ixed with a little cherry juice.
I bought this, because I bought a bottle in Latvia, 20 years ago, and always wanted to drink it, but didn't want to open the bottle (have cake and eat it too). This is certainly an acquired taste. It is very bitter and strong. It's basically an un-sweet liqueur, of that makes sense. I'm not sure if I should give it 1 star (because I didn't like the flavor) or 5, because I do know an entire country that loves it... Would I drink it again? Yeah, probably... I did buy a bottle of black current flavor. That was much better. I did like that one.