Welcome

Welcome to the new Giffard blog.  This is where we will bring you all the news about Giffard Liqueurs and Syrups and events such as the Giffard West Cup and Master classes.  We would also like to hear from you about your favourite cocktails and new ways to mix Giffard, so please feel free to comment on any article.

2013 got off to a busy start.  Bruno Giffard was invited by the Swiss Barkeeper Union to run Master Classes in Zurich and Lausanne.  The first round of the Giffard West Cup was held in Lyon.  Congratulations to our winners, Sorya Salo and Valentin Disson, both of whom go on to the final on 13 May.  This was quickly followed by a Master Class on vintage cocktails presented by Fernando Castellon, at the HORECA exhibition in Athens.

February continues at a frenetic pace as the Giffard West Cup crosses the Atlantic, North America and the Pacific before returning to Europe.  We look forward to seeing what the best mixologists in Alberta, Vancouver, Singapore and Frankfurt can do as they compete for a place in the Grand Final.

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About Giffard Liqueurs & Syrups

Giffard is a family owned liqueurs and syrups company based in Angers, Val de Loire, France. Our founder, Emile Giffard, was a dispensing pharmacist who combined his professional skills with Gallic gourmet curiosity and in 1885 invented a pure, clear and refined white mint liqueur called Menthe Pastille. Four generations later, Giffard remains committed to quality, natural produce in all our liqueurs and syrups because we believe that flavour is always the best ingredient. Please drink responsibly.
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2 Responses to Welcome

  1. I have a bottle of Grand Giffard liqueur unopened. We would like to know the worth on this. Picture on cobalt blue bottle is man playing a guitar to a woman sitting on the ground.

    Thanks
    Tammy

    • Giffard says:

      Hello Tammy

      We have spoken with the Giffard family and Edith Giffard says that the Grand Giffard is a Triple Sec liqueur with Cognac and it is about 40% alcohol. It was produced by her father in 1969 as a special liqueur. It was only available in California and was on sale for just one year. The bottle itself is porcelain and was made in France, while the label depicts a classic, 18th century, work of art and in good condition the bottle may well be collectable. The liqueur is one off because the Giffard family have no plans to recreate it, which may have a value but unlike wine, the liqueur’s body and flavour will not appreciate with age so, it is the rarity of Grand Giffard Liqueur that may be of interest to collectors. As to what that value might be, no one knows for sure. It really is what someone would be prepared to pay for it.

      If you do decide to sell it, please let us know who it went to and for how much. It is an interesting story and we would like to hear it.We have spoken with the Giffard family and Edith Giffard says that the Grand Giffard is a Triple Sec liqueur with Cognac and it is about 40% alcohol. It was produced by her father in 1969 as a special liqueur. It was only available in California and was on sale for just one year. The bottle itself is porcelain and was made in France, while the label depicts a classic, 18th century, work of art and in good condition the bottle may well be collectable. The liqueur is one off because the Giffard family have no plans to recreate it, which may have a value but unlike wine, the liqueur’s body and flavour will not appreciate with age so, it is the rarity of Grand Giffard Liqueur that may be of interest to collectors. As to what that value might be, no one knows for sure. It really is what someone would be prepared to pay for it.

      If you do decide to sell it, please let us know who it went to and for how much. It is an interesting story and we would like to hear it.

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