Lucas Bols is one of the oldest distilled spirits companies in the world. It started over 435 years ago in 1575, when the Bols family opened a small distillery in Amsterdam. In the 17th century, Amsterdambecame one of the most important trading cities in the world, importing many exotic spices, herbs and fruits. This gave Lucas Bols access to many new, high quality natural ingredients. Since then, we have mastered the selection of the right ingredients and our expertise and curiosity has led to the creation hundreds of delicious liqueurs. The original recipes are passed on from master distiller to master distiller and updated to suit contemporary tastes.
We carefully select our ingredients to create liqueurs that are perfect for use as cocktail ingredients. The most important ingredient of a liqueur is the flavour component. Our liqueurs are made from ingredients such as herbs, spices, seeds and fruits. For each liqueur, our master distiller defines the exact flavour characteristics of the original ingredient and uses various techniques, such as distilling, macerating and percolating, to create this specific flavour for the liqueur in such a way that it works perfectly in a cocktail.