FR-XGB-21-NV

Wild Elderflower (Fleur de Sureau Sauvage), Giffard

Emile 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. Lucky for them (and for us), Emile was also a gourmand, and began researching the digestive properties of mint as he embarked on his endeavor. Using steam distillation of Mitcham peppermint, Emile created a liqueur that was as delicious as it was refreshing. Giffard Menthe Pastille, named after the French candies at the time (the name translates to “mint drop”), found instant popularity with the locals. Emile promptly turned his pharmacy into a distillery and established the tradition and quality for which Giffard is known worldwide. This was only the beginning.

Producer:
Vintage:
NV
Country:
France
Region:
Loire
Spirit Type:
Liqueur
Spirit Sub Type:
Herbal
Import Partner:
Back Bar Project

Tasting Notes

Dense clusters of a wild varietal of small, pale yellow elderflowers are hand-harvested each Spring from orchards in the French Countryside.  The intensley aromatic, delicate blossoms are naturally dried and set to macerate in small batches in small batchesto extract their ambrosial fragrence and flavor reminiscent of honeysuckle, muscat grapes, rose, lychee fruit, and saffron.

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