Emile Giffard is at that time a dispensing pharmacist in Angers (Val de Loire). Inventive, curious and gourmet, he undertook research on the digestive and refreshing properties of mint. He thereby 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. Success came at once. 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 and keeps quality as a motto from the origin.
The production process is controlled within the company, mixing traditional methods (slow fruit and plant macerations) with the latest techniques, the aim being to give every liqueur the pure taste of the fruit.
A perfect liqueur for your favourite apricot filled cocktail