Riga Black Balsam XO, the brand’s most prestigious offer to date, is a unique blend of Riga Black Balsam’s legendary bitter, blended with super premium 8-year-old French brandy, packaged in an elegant hand-crafted bottle and premium gift box, with luxurious gold foil detail.
Riga Black Balsam XO is based on a recipe created by pharmacist Kunze in Riga, Latvia, over 260 years ago. The same recipe is still used in 2020, with Riga Black Balsam XO being hand-crafted by the Riga Black Balsam Master Distiller, from a secret blend of 24 all-natural ingredients, including 17 botanicals made up of the extract of carefully selected herbs, roots, berries and buds.
Riga Black Balsam XO’s taste profile is a combination of bitterness from the original Riga Black Balsam, combined with the sweetness and fruitiness of brandy. The spirit has aromas of black pepper and caramel, accompanied by notes of mature fruits and wood, producing a complex taste profile. Overall, Riga Black Balsam XO is soft and velvety on the palate, with a balanced confluence of flavours.
Riga Black Balsam XO is filled in hand-made glass bottles and comes in a super-premium black and gold gift box. It is best enjoyed neat, in the same way as a fine Cognac, making for the perfect digestif and works equally as well in cocktails.