Giffard Cherry Brandy Liqueur 25% 70cl
Emile Giffard was a pharmacy owner in the town of Anjou, France, when during a heatwave in the summer of 1885 the owner of the neighbouring Grand Hotel approached, looking for some kind of solution to relieve his guests from the oppressive heat. Emile had been experiementing with mint with regards to digestion and refreshing the body, and had discovered a species of mint with exceptional flavour.
When distilled with steam the clear essential oils of the mint were released, enabling Emile to create a clear, refreshing liqueur. 'Menthe-Pastilles' was a popular brand of mint sweets at the time, so he named the liqueur the same. The drink proved so popular that he converted the pharmacy into a distillery that very year.
Maison Giffard remains family owned, and is in the fourth generation of leadership - as well continuing to produce Menthe-Pastille the Giffard family now macerate and distil a vast array of fruits, herbs and spices to create high quality liqueurs and sirops.
Traditionally made, two types of cherry - one sweet, one bitter - are macerated in a brandy base spirit for 3 months, along with a raspberry infusion. A sugar solution is then added before bottling to reduce the alcohol down to 25%.
Some cherry brandies can be SO sickly sweet, with the cherry element feeling fake and inauthentic. By using bitter cherries and raspberries as well as sweeter fruit, there is a lovely fresh feel to this liqueur - which is still sweet, but not thick and gloopy. There's also hints of marzipan and pastries to add depth and complexity.
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