KRUPNIKAS liqueur is a beverage of the perfectly balanced apian honey and vegetative raw material; it has sweet, slightly burning taste, yellowish golden colour.
KRUPNIKAS is Lithuanian honey liqueur the formula secrets of which used to be passed from one generation to another for centuries. Bernardines who were settled in M.K. Radvila Našlaitėlis Nesvyžius made this unique liqueur of honey and sweet-scented herbs. For the first time, officially, in the year 1593 guests were treated to KRUPNIKAS on the occasion of construction of the Nesvyžius Radvilai Castle
KRUPNIKAS liqueur is produced at ‘Strumbras’ of the rectified grain ethyl alcohol produced by means of the double distillation and softened drinking water that undergoes a six-stage filtration system, natural vegetative raw materials that perfectly go with natural apian honey. In the process of preparation of the ratafia, the vegetative raw material shall be necessarily thoroughly graded and shredded, by brewing it with the mixture of rectified ethyl alcohol and water. Later, the ratafia is thoroughly mixed up on daily basis and matured for the fixed period of time in oaken barrels.
Afterwards, KRUPNIKAS liqueur shall be stored for a long while in special tanks (containers). Upon the clarification and a certain maturity term, KRUPNIKAS undergoes the process of triple filtration with the highest-grade filters. After such treatment, the liqueur becomes particularly clear, acquires wonderful golden colour, and is instantly recognizable by its extraordinary and perfectly co-ordinated mixture of honey, sweet-scent herbs and grain rectified ethyl alcohol. Thanks to it, the liqueur KRUPNIKAS reveals its magic flavour reminding us of the wonderful Lithuanian forests, meadow grass mixed with nectar of apian honey.
The said real Lithuanian liqueur KRUPNIKAS is the only liqueur in the world that shall be drunk when heated up to 50° C temperature, from small crystal glasses. It used to be relished by Lithuanian monks Bernardines, true grandees and noblemen. The foregoing tradition has remained up to nowadays. KRUPNIKAS goes well with coffee and tea, particularly when the weather is cold and wet. That is a really classical beverage, tested by centuries and highly appreciated by the noble society.