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How to Make a Monte Carlo, a Delicious Whiskey Cocktail With a Fanciful Backstory (robbreport.com)

How to Make a Monte Carlo, a Delicious Whiskey Cocktail With a Fanciful Backstory

In the dawn of the 16th century, a bright-eyed young Benedictine monk named Dom Bernardo Vincelli moved from central Italy to a monastery in Fecamp, in Northern France. Unusually gifted in the alchemical arts, in the year 1510 he combined a couple dozen herbs and plants with honey and alcohol to create an elixir of long life—King Francis I, upon visiting the monastery, tasted the mixture and exclaimed “On my honor! I’ve never tasted anything better!” This recipe, believed lost in the chaos of the French Revolution, was luckily rediscovered in the 1860s by a man named Alexander Le Grand who just happened to sell alcohol professionally, and he began producing and marketing the ancient liqueur under the name Bénédictine.

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California's Blinking Owl Distillery Releasing Special Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon – The Whiskey Wash (thewhiskeywash.com)

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