*****Highest Recommendation, F. Pault Pacult (Spirit Journal): "More coppery/henna-like in color than B&B; excellent purity. The comely herbaceousness doesn't leap from the glass as much as if wafts in stately manner; aeration releases multiple layers of mesmerizing fragrance, including pine/cedar, quince, fennel, white pepper, licorice, mace, allspice, sage, and rosemary; there is no other liqueur bouquet like it. What's missed in the aroma is the orange zest/tangerine that's evident in the palate entry; the flavor profile at midpalate is in full swing as layer after layer of appealing taste bobs up then ducks down, leaving room for the others; these exotic yet familiar flavors include orange zest, tangerine zest, multiple herbs and spices, honey, and pine. One of the ten best liqueurs in the world."
Named to the Spirit Journal's '140 Best Five Star Spirits in the World for 2012 (#129)': "Made for centuries, Benedictine is a mellow yet characterful liqueur that smacks equally of benign medicine and delectable spirit. (Jun 2012)"
'Top 50 Spirits of 2008' and Classic (96-100)/Highest Recommendation, Wine Enthusiast: "The bouquet is mesmerizing with multiple layers of fragrances that include pine/cedar, quinine, fennel, white pepper, licorice, mace, allspice, sage and rosemary. An orange zest flavor appears at palate entry; midpalate finds exotic tastes of orange zest, tangerine zest, multiple herbs and spices, honey and pine. A fabulous liqueur. Best Buy."