The Giffard family originates from the Loire Valley, between Nantes and Angers, and back in the 19th Century was involved in textiles trade.
Émile Giffard, the first who broke with the family tradition, was a graduate of Poitiers University, Faculty of Pharmacy and in the 1870s opened his own pharmacy in the city of Angers. Émile experimented with mint and in 1885 created formula for Menthe-Pastille, the success of which allowed him to close the pharmacy and purchase small distillery. Today the family business is run by Bruno Giffard and his sister Edith Giffard, Émile’s great grandson and great granddaughter. The company produces high quality liqueurs and syrups using fruits and plants bought primarily locally and employing traditional maceration process to extract colors, aromas and flavors. In case of maceration of fruit with stones the process takes up to three months.
Agave Triple Sec is made from the blend of Giffard Curaçao Triple Sec and nectar extracted from Mexican agave. Its formula was created by Bruno Giffard, Nick Gillett (managing director of Mangrove Global Ltd) and Simon Gifford (founder of giffordsguide.com). On the palate this very dry liqueur has a silky mouth feel with bursts of both cooked orange and fresh orange peel in addition to honey and hints of cloves. Perfect for tequila based cocktails, such as Margarita.