Since 1823 Mentzendorff Kummel has experienced an incredible history. In Allasch, an old Manor House in Livonia, the Barons handed down an old family recipe, a Kummel Liqueur called Allasch Kummel. An export firm in Riga, called Mentzendorff, suggested that the Barons should export Kummel. Today, the Allasch Kummel is known as Mentzendorff Kummel and is produced in Saumur, France, by a distillery founded in the Loire Valley, Combier distillery. Lucas Bols is believed to have produced the first Kummel in the 1570s.