Kümmel, also called kummel or kimmel, is a sweet, colorless liqueur flavored with caraway seed, cumin, and fennel. Originally, the words kümmel, kummel, and kimmel were somewhat generic terms in the German, Dutch, and Yiddish languages, respectively, meaning both caraway and cumin.
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.
Combier Kümmel is best served cold either neat or over ice.
|RECIPE FIRST BOTTLE BY COMBIER AROUND 1850
Kümmel originally debuted in Holland during the late 16th century
Surprisingly smooth anise taste
Made using highly aromatic and flavorful herbs native to the Mediterranean
|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.
A flavor that was truly an original.