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.
Liqueur made from a subtle blend of fresh pineapples ripened under the Caribbean sun infusion, reinforced by a candied pineapples infusion, all enhanced by a 7-year-old Caribbean Rum and some spices.
Very bright and gold yellow colour. Strong nose with ripened to perfection pineapple buttery notes. Warm notes of flamed pineapple on the palate, plenty of roundness, great aromatic complexity, perfect balance, an exceptional length in mouth.