Evidence of early liqueurs predates the first millennium, but it wasn’t until 1510 that Benedictine monks created the first cordial. In the 1600s, the Dutch began commercializing cordial production and in 1695, a Dutchman named Petrus DeKuyper founded the family company that defines the American cordial market today. The invention of the column still in the early 19th century enabled the production of a nearly neutral spirit, the base of most modern cordials and liqueurs. In 1933 DeKuyper® entered the US market and quickly rose to become the leader. Now, with 11th generation patriarch Bob DeKuyper at the head, our brand offers a wide variety of taste combinations and “one pour” solutions for professionals and home bartenders around the globe.