Lucas Bols is one of the oldest distilled spirits companies in the world. It started over 440 years ago when the Bols family opened a small distillery in Amsterdam and started making their first liqueurs. In the 17th century, Amsterdam became 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 to create the best liqueurs recipes. The spirits were shipped from Amsterdam to every corner of the world, bringing a Golden Age for the art of distilling, mixing and blending. It was then that the first cocktail was born.
Drop by drop, new products and flavours emerged. Our continuous quest for innovation brought us to the forefront of the cocktail revolution, inspiring bartenders in over 110 countries to create new cocktail recipes and flavors every day.
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.