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Episode 36: Chambord
Episode 3618th December 2020 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 36 features Chambord. The top-shelf black raspberry liqueur from the Loire Valley in France. Always sold in an ornate bottle, the 750ml size retails for $32. It's a light 16.5% ABV, or 33 proof.

Enjoy this episode with a Chambord Royale - simply Chambord and Champagne!

Chambord's official website is a bit disappointing, but here it is:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1980 - Trademark application for "Chambord Liqueur Royale" is filed
  • 1981/82 - Chambord is available on the market
  • 2006 - Brown-Forman acquires Chambord for $255 million
  • 2010 - The bottle is redesigned along with an ill-fated brand extension to a Chambord-flavored vodka

Key Cocktails:

Chambord shines when mixed, it's a classic modifier!

Chambord Royale:

1/4 oz. Chambord


Raspberry for Garnish

Pour Chambord into a flute, top with Champagne and drop the raspberry in for effect. Drink, repeat.


Wikipedia Article on Chambord

Brown-Forman Press Release on Acquisition

Trademark filing for Chambord Liqueur Royale

Wikipedia Article on St Edward's Crown

Dun and Bradstreet company info

The Spruce Eats article on Chambord

Obituary of Norton "Sky" Cooper

Article on Charles Jacquin et Cie

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