A liqueur invented by a Bénédictine monk called Vincelli around 1510 and reputed to be the world’s oldest liqueur. The recipe was lost for some time but rediscovered in 1863 by a local merchant. It is distilled at Fécamp in Normandy. Benedictine comprises cognac, honey and 27 herbs, plants, some of which blossom on the cliffs nearby, and peels. The recipe was lost during the Revolution but was later rediscovered by a local historian, Alexander Legrand. The processes are many and complicated and the process takes three years.

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