Abricot du Roussillon (Apricot), Giffard
Émile Giffard was a pharmacist before he was a distiller. It started in 1885, when the scorching heat of the summers in France inspired him to create something that would cool and refresh his clientele. Using steam distillation of Mitcham peppermint, Émile created a Menthe liqueur that was as delicious as it was refreshing. Émile promptly turned his pharmacy into a distillery and established the tradition and quality for which Giffard is known worldwide. Four generations and over a century later, The Giffard family continues Émile’s tradition, using the finest ingredients and time-tested methods to create their liqueurs. Today, the care taken to create and produce one remains the same.
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Rouge du Roussillon apricots benefit from the heat and sun of the south of France and are slowly macerated to bring out the warm intensity of the fruit. It is so difficult to find a perfect apricot, but Giffard remedies this problem with perfect fruit year round. The Abricot du Roussillon is made exclusively from the slow maceration of these apricots for the perfect intensity of fruits and purity of character. The bouquet of Giffard’s Abricot du Roussillon is revealed in stages: the sweetness of very ripe apricot at first, then fresh vegetal notes, finishing with sweet spices, vanilla. Caramelized apricot leads the palate, followed by subtle hints of almond and a crisp, tart finish, like fresh apricot compote. 25% ABV