Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse Grapefruit Liqueur
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.
For four generations, and over a century later, the Giffard family continues Emile’s tradition, using the finest ingredients and time-tested methods to create their liqueurs. Today, the catalog includes over 60 liqueurs and 65 syrups, but the care taken to create and produce each one remains the same.
To craft his Crème De Pamplemousse grapefruit liqueur, they extract the essential oils found in the peel through steam distillation. True to the fruit, the result is the bright aromatic quality and the balanced bitterness and tartness of fresh pink grapefruit.
Tasting Note: Incredible opening aroma of freshly squeezed grapefruit, pale pink color and an addictive, pillowy entry followed by lipsmacking acidity that finishes with a kiss of sweetness. After a few minutes, you can still taste the citrus pith. This can be used in so many ways, but a simple pairing with sparkling wine is probably enough to make anyone very, very happy.
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