Kummel - Mentzendorf
This spirit retains the name of its founder, Ludwig Mentzendorff, who 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. Upon its arrival in Britain, this clear, aniseed liqueur ﬂavoured with caraway seeds made its mark on the British palate as ‘the principal liqueur of Russia’.
Today, Mentzendorff Kummel is held in high regard by golf clubs who offer post-round doses of ‘putting mixture’, and with bartenders who appreciate its complex and stimulating flavour that is ripe for cocktail experimentation.