About Giffard Agave Sec Liqueur
The origins of the French company Giffard can be traced back to 1885, when Émile Giffard started looking into the digestive and refreshing properties of mint. Giffard was a pharmacologist at the time, making and selling medicine in Angers, France. What he ended up creating was a mint liqueur, which he immediately put to the test, and offered to the guests at a hotel to provide relief from the scorching summer sun. The pure and refined drink proved a hit and prompted the Frenchman to transform his pharmacy into a distillery. The liqueur was named Menthe-Pastille after the mint sweets that were popular at the time. Today the family business continues the tradition and continues carrying the Giffard banner, five generations later.
Giffard's liqueurs are crafted by macerating locally-sourced fruits and plants in alcohol for 48 hours up to 3 months. This infusion serves as the basis for their liqueurs. These are masterfully blended, filtered, and meticulously tested. Giffard is constantly innovating and working on recipes with the same passion that led to the brand's creation all those years ago. Today they have several liqueurs, syrups, and spirits on offer, even producing tequila, sake, and sauces.
Giffard Agave Sec is a liqueur that is made using Giffard Curaçao Triple Sec and natural agave juice from Mexico. It's a collaboration with Bruno Giffard, Simon Difford from Diffordsguide, and Nick Gillet of Mangrove. It's a twist on the classic triple sec that is sweetened with agave syrup, a healthier alternative to cane sugar. The profile is fruity and zesty, with beautiful orange flavors supported by honey and spice notes.
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This typical aperitif has its origins in 13th century Italy where it was used for medicinal purposes. The liqueur is produced worldwide and can have all sorts of flavor profiles, from fruit, spices, nuts, and even cream, and has a low proof of 15 to 30% ABV.
Liqueur can be enjoyed in many different fashions, from drinking neat, in cocktails, served with coffee, or even used for cooking.
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