B&B is a proprietary matured blend of French brandy and Benedictine , that requires a process of over 2 years to create and balance. Mellowing the Blend in Oak Barrels produces the signature taste of B&B , balancing bold depth of flavour with a mellow finish. B&B is best enjoyed in a snifter or rock-glass, neat, with Ice or in cocktails. The story of B&B began during the gilded age of cocktails. Ernest Hemingway, the famous novelist, first mentioned blending Benedictine & Brandy in his short story "The Mercenaries" in 1919. Shortly afterwards, Benedictine & Brandy became the popular call "B&B“ among fine restaurants and clubs in the USA. In 1937, Benedictine Company decided to produce this new Brand at the Distillery of the Palais of France. In 1938, B&B arrived in the United States for consumers to enjoy.