The story of Giffard began during the very hot summer 1885 when Emile GIFFARD was, at the time, a dispensing pharmacist in Angers, Loire Valley.
Inventive and curious, he undertook research on the digestive and refreshing properties of mint. He ultimatley invented a pure, clear and refined white mint liqueur which he tested with the Grand Hotel’s customers, in order to relieve them from heat. His experiment was an instant success. Emile changed his pharmacy into a distillery and called his liqueur Menthe-Pastille, referring to the mint sweets very famous at that time.
Five generations later Giffard is still in the hands of the same family who continue to keep quality as their motto.
Made from a slow maceration of “Noir de Bourgogne” Cassis, harvested in the Val de Loire region. This liqueur won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2014.
Dark and purplish-blue in colour but glowing. The nose, enchanting, reveals ripe fruit with a touch of leaves and cassis buds to help the fruit achieve maximum character. Rich in taste : sweet but not syrupy, giving powerful fruit flavors. A perfectly balanced composition. On ice the sweetness fades, reinforcing the cassis berry aromas and vegetal touches.
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Name Giffard Cassis Noir De Bourgogne Premium Liqueur Country France Region Angers, Loire Valley ABV% 20% Size 700ml Dietary Information No