Combier Kummel Liqueur 750ml

Combier Kummel Liqueur 750ml

$39.99

SKU: 26333


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Shawn Clark
An acquired taste...glad it is available

I can't say that Kummel is a favorite of mine yet, but it keeps me intrigued. I had read of it in a few old cocktails and wanted to experience it. I have learned to appreciate some unusual liqueur flavors from bitter to sweet, but this one is intense on a whole new level.

The nose is dominated by intense caraway and fennel with cumin just behind--lending the aroma of a complex Mediterranean meat dish, sans the umami of meat protein. Sipping it over ice, the cumin moves forward with the caraway. It is pleasantly sweet this way. The more vegetal aspects along with fennel stand out in the dry finish.

In cocktails I have tried that call for Kummel, the sweetness isn't apparent, but the flavor profile and fragrance are. The intensity of the Kummel is somewhat of a bully, so my advice is to go light with the pour until you have a feel and taste for it. I have created a few recipes of my own that play to its strengths, including a white Negroni variant ("The White Russian Negroni") and a rye whiskey recipe I refer to as "A Rye Wit"...caraway goes well with rye.

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Shawn Clark
An acquired taste...glad it is available

I can't say that Kummel is a favorite of mine yet, but it keeps me intrigued. I had read of it in a few old cocktails and wanted to experience it. I have learned to appreciate some unusual liqueur flavors from bitter to sweet, but this one is intense on a whole new level.

The nose is dominated by intense caraway and fennel with cumin just behind--lending the aroma of a complex Mediterranean meat dish, sans the umami of meat protein. Sipping it over ice, the cumin moves forward with the caraway. It is pleasantly sweet this way. The more vegetal aspects along with fennel stand out in the dry finish.

In cocktails I have tried that call for Kummel, the sweetness isn't apparent, but the flavor profile and fragrance are. The intensity of the Kummel is somewhat of a bully, so my advice is to go light with the pour until you have a feel and taste for it. I have created a few recipes of my own that play to its strengths, including a white Negroni variant ("The White Russian Negroni") and a rye whiskey recipe I refer to as "A Rye Wit"...caraway goes well with rye.