Melnais Balzams: "Black liqueur" Riga Shopping Tip by Zirpsis

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  Black balzam
by Zirpsis

This is what travellers buy in Riga. Didn't notice much difference in prices town vs. the airport. So you might as well leave this shopping until the last minute before departure.

What to buy: This is the local liqueur you must taste while in Riga. It's black and strong and tastes terrible. It was ceated by a Rigan pharmacist in 1752 and it's supposed to heal whatever health problems you might have - or then not.

What to pay: Different sizes from 2 to 6 lats

Directions: Shops selling alcohol
Theme: Food and Drink

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 27, 2006
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