The Combier story began nearly 180 years ago at 48 Rue Beaurepaire in the picturesque village of Saumur, just 200 miles southwest of Paris in the heart of France’s historic Loire Valley. Local confectioners by trade, Jean-Baptiste Combier and his wife operated straight out of their very own kitchen. Together, they shared a dream of inventing something new; something that had never existed before; something with just the right spice, just the right smell, and just the right taste.
After countless years of practice, failure and discovery, Jean-Baptiste’s quest ended in 1834 with the perfect concoction. Sun-dried orange peels from the West Indies, local spices from the south of France, alcohol from France’s northwest, and secret ingredients from the Loire Valley – a formula that became the world’s first triple sec: Combier Liqueur d’Orange.
Produced in Saumur, France since 1834, Combier Liqueur d’Orange is the world’s first triple sec still made to the same exacting standards created by JB Combier over 177 years ago. The natural orange aromas and flavors are exceptionally potent in this marvelous liqueur, lending incomparable clarity of flavor. The bright, citrus flavor, clear character and smooth finish of Original Combier is unparalleled, a testament to the painstaking process and strict traditions that still go into making each bottle today. 40% ABV
A harmonious blend of Combier Liqueur d’Orange, V.S.O.P cognac and elicser Combier, itself one of the most famous of all French elicsers created in 1860, as the result of the encounter between Jean-Baptiste Combier and famous Dr François-Vincent Raspail. Both being held captive after their acts of rebellion against the Empire of Napoleon III, the two men spent countless hours exchanging ideas and sharing recipes for esoteric liqueurs and elicsers. After being released and back to the distillery, Jean-Baptiste Combier created this exotic and complex liqueur, best enjoyed neat or in cocktails as an orange liqueur substitute for added spice. 38% ABV
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Jean-Baptiste Combier’s fruit liqueurs are the beautiful culmination of a maceration process that lasts for up to four months, capturing the peak of fragrance for these delicious infusions. Following maceration and a slight press, and sugar to reduce alcohol content, the final product is as natural as the original fruits themselves.
A blend of red grapefruit and neutral alcohol, resulting in a light, refreshing flavor emblematic of grapefruits themselves. Best enjoyed in cocktails, combined with soda water or added to sparkling white wine. No stabil-izers or preservatives are used. 16% ABV
Created by steeping hand-picked rose petals from the Loire Valley in neutral alcohol (sugar beet), then adding natural sugars, this lovely aromatic liqueur bears a superb, balanced taste that pairs as exquisitely alone with champagne as it does in classic cocktails. 16% ABV
Made from sun-ripened apricots infused in neutral (sugar beet) spirit, then triple distilled to yield a deliciously balanced, fruity liqueur perfect as a cocktail modifier or for any champagne/sparkling aperitif. 17% ABV
A blend of fresh raspberries sourced from France’s historic Loire Valley and neutral alcohol, this liqueur is a beautiful expression of the very fruits they represent with each sip bursting with flavor. 20% ABV
A blend of blackberries from the Loire Valley (France) and neutral alcohol, resulting in a rich and smooth liqueur exhibiting the same sweetness and tartness of the fruits themselves. No stabilizers or preservatives are added. 20% ABV
A blend of blackcurrants, strawberries, raspberries, bilberries and blueberries from the Loire Valley with neutral alcohol, resulting in a concentrated flavor that asserts itself in even the most complex cocktails and culinary recipes. No stabilizers or preservatives are added. 20% ABV
Jean-Baptiste Combier’s acclaimed 19th century Elicser is comprised of an exotic blend of herbs, plants, and spices from France’s Loire Valley, Africa, India, and southeast Asia. Key ingredients such as aloe, nutmeg, myrrh, cardamom, cinnamon and saffron are combined to recreate this unique liqueur that has been unearthed from Combier’s 177-year-old archives, after having been discontinued for decades. This re-released original recipe comes to America in individually numbered bottles. 38% ABV
Kümmel is a sweet, colorless liqueur flavored with caraway seed, cumin, and fennel. Combier Kümmel made its debut at the Combier Distillery in the mid-19th century satisfying the demands of British, Dutch, German and Russian elite enamored with the liqueur’s medicinal and aromatic properties. It is re-released today with the same powerful, lifted aromas and refined taste it became known for more than 150 years ago. 38% ABV
Roi René Rouge’s all-natural cherry liqueur recipe has never been modified from the original 17th century ingredient list and manufacturing process developed by the highly revered Benedictine nun, Reverend Mother Gautron of the Benedictine Abbey of Saumur. Created from a blend of guignes and morello cherries for their aroma and spiciness and black cherries for their deep ruby color, Rouge gains its complex, light and fruity flavor entirely from all natural ingredients. Roi René Rouge is a gentle but sweet cherry liqueur that will make any cocktail blush. 17% ABV