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Wolfschmidt Kummel

(50cl, 39%)

Wolfschmidt Kummel

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-The folks at Master of Malt

Wolfschmidt Kummel Bottling Note

A very good spice liqueur made with Caraway, Cumin and Aniseed with a wonderful honeyed flavour. Wolfschmidt Kummel was first made in Riga, Latvia in 1847.

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Wolfschmidt Kummel Reviews

Past now present….again

I first encountered this drink, aged about 10 when taken to visit some Polish friends of my grandparents. They had left Poland during the war and had settled in the North of England. It was served as a digestif after meals. I remember being given just a sip and thereafter, I used to run round sipping the dregs from other peoples’ glasses. The gripe water taste captivated me. I never knew the name although I remembered it was clear, sweet and had been served from a bottle with a blue label. This led me to think it was a commercial brand and not a homemade herbal liqueur which I would never have been able to recapture. I searched for over 40 years to find it again. I imagined it was Polish and vodka-based and can’t tell you how many bottles of vodka liqueurs I have bought or been given by friends eager to help with my search, yet only to be disappointed once again. Google searches of ‘vodka based, Polish, clear, liqueur, medicinal flavoured’ yielded many to try but none to satisfy. Eventually I hit on an image of the very same, long-remembered bottle, an ‘Allasch’ but seems only available overseas. It felt like I had discovered long lost treasure! By then and only last year, I had identified it as ‘ Kummel”. When my first bottle arrived from Master of Malt I tentatively, as so many times before, opened and sipped and then, I knew! I had found it! The memories flooded back and my search was over. My son and husband said, oh, if we had known you were looking for Kummel, I could have told you years ago, it is served at a lot of golf clubs.’ They really can’t understand why I rave about it and what I like so much and why I have a rack full of it, in case I ever run out again. Such is the essence of nostalgia, the memory of a scent or taste and a yearning for a long-remembered experience!

16th December 2021

Alcoholise those Childhood Memories...

As others have noted, it assuredly has the flavour of the "Gripe Water" of childhood days - the faintest of herbal and fennel flavours much sweetened. For me, personally, this is not a drink to have neat or on the rocks as the 'sugariness' predominates. Although a German friend refers to it as a Schnapps, it lacks the bite, kick or punch I normally associate with a Schnapps, and the herbal or spicy element is too suppressed.

I bought this to add to cocktail recipes found in an 80s book. If a genuine and more distinctive fennel flavour is needed, there are so many actual fennel and other herbal options available nowadays.

I can really only recommend it for those addicted to the memory of their childhoods or passionate about the taste of the Gripe Water of those times - combine that flavour with alcohol, and this is what Wolfschmidt Kummel offers.

21st November 2020

delicious

Delicious on ice. And off

3rd March 2019

Kummel Wolfschmidt

A wonderful palate clearer .... and don't be shy when you pour!

5th September 2016

Nobby Richardson

I first drank this delightful taste of my babyhood when i was seventeen and fell in love with it have since re introduced myself to it at 50 and its better than i remember..

26th December 2015

Mr R Curtis

For those who remember the delights of sampling the baby's gripe water, then this is the grown up answer!

21st July 2015

Birthday & Christmas Gift

I eventually found your excellent web site and since then I always buy this liqueur for a a friend for Christmas and Birthday. He spent a long time looking around but could not find his KUMMEL.which he adores.

6th June 2013

Best Buy

I think on balance this is the best buy at this price. Before the war it was Britans best selling liqueur, yet today so few have heard of it. Try it and you will see why it was so popular.

27th March 2013

Jeffrey Carey

Nectar of the Gods. Pure liquid sunshine. It has been my favourite drink for 35 years.

14th December 2011

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