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The Black Monk bottle launched

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French liqueur Bénédictine D.O.M is celebrating its 500th anniversary this year. The brand, which dates back to 1510, is marking the occasion by releasing a special limited edition black bottle, which will be available worldwide (although not in the UK) and to the travel retail sector in Asia.

The limited edition bottle has been dubbed ‘The Black Monk’ in reference to the recipe for Bénédictine D.O.M having initially been devised by a Venetian monk called Dom Bernardo Vincelli. The liqueur, which has its roots in the Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy, is still distilled in the town at the Bénédictine Palais, which houses a museum dedicated to Bénédictine as well as the distillery.

1 August 2010 - Felicity Murray