B&B is a proprietary matured blend of French brandy and Benedictine that requires a process of over two 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, 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 famous call "B&B "among fine restaurants and clubs in the USA.