Episode 36

Published on:

18th Dec 2020

Episode 36: Chambord

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: https://www.chambordchannel.com/

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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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.