Mentzendorff Kummel is a caraway flavoured digestif made in Saumur, France. Mentzendorff experienced a remarkable history since 1823 which started and revolved about an old Manor House, called Allasch, in Livonia about 40 kilometres from the Baltic Port of Riga. The Barons passed on an old family recipe form which they used to make a Kummel Liqueur for their friends called Allasch Kummel. Mentzendorff, then an export firm in Riga, suggested to the Barons that they should make the Kummel for export, which they did. Soon, other European Liqueur manufacturers began to imitate the liqueur and closely copied the label, without succeeding however to match the genuine ‘finesse’ of the original Today Mentzendorff Kummel is produced at Saumur, France, by the oldest distillery in the Loire Valley, the Combier distillery, founded in 1834. Made from caraway seeds and twice distilled for an extra pure flavour, Mentzendorff Kummel is a natural digestif.