| Raspberry liqueur Chambord was named after the castle of Chambord - the largest in the Loire Valley, one of the most famous architectural monuments of the Renaissance. The story is told that the drink was specially made for King Louis XIV (also known as the "Sun King"), in order to please the monarch during one of his visits to the castle. It was at the end of the 17th century, 1685 is called.|
The liquor is based on two varieties of raspberries - red and black. Honey, vanilla and cognac XO are also used. The color of the drink is dark red, almost black. Only natural ingredients are used. At the same time, the liquor does not contain any preservatives, and the volume of alcohol is 16.5%, so it must be drunk within a few months from the moment the bottle was opened.
For some time, the drink was sold in characteristic spherical bottles, reminiscent of a flask for chemical experiments, the cork of which is crowned with a golden royal crown. The latter is designed to emphasize the royal origin of the drink. In the US, the bottle shape may be slightly different.
For some time now under the brand Chambord flavored vodka is also produced (Chambord Flavored Vodka). It is sold in simpler but recognizable bottles.
By the way, the full, but rather rarely used name of the liquor is Chambord Liqueur Royale de France.
Since March 16, 2006, the brand has been owned by the American company Brown-Formanwho bought it from Charles Jacquin et Cie., Inc. for 255 million dollars. In Russia, the liqueur was first officially presented in September 2011, at the bar industry exhibition Moscow Bar Show.