Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse Grapefruit Liqueur
The story of Giffard begins in 1885...Emile Giffard was a pharmacist before he was a distiller. In 1885, when the scorching heat of the summers in France inspired Monsieur Giffard 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. By steam distilling Mitcham peppermint imported from England, Emile created a liqueur that was as delicious as it is refreshing. Upon his success, he turned the pharmacy into a distillery and as they say, the rest is history. Four generations later and over a century later, the Giffard family continues Emile's tradition, using the finest ingredients and time-tested methods. The Crème de Pamplemousse is made by extracting the essential oils found in grapefruit peels through steam distillation. This keeps the liqueur true to the fruit with a bright aromatic quality and the balanced bitterness and tartness of fresh pink grapefruit.