Angers is the capital of the Anjou wine region in France’s Loire Valley, but with an abundance of fruit grown locally, the city is equally noted for its liqueurs and is home to both Giffard and Cointreau.
The distilling firm of Cointreau was founded in 1849 by two brothers Adolphe and Edouard-Jean Cointreau, who were confectioners in Angers. On the same town square, Emile Giffard, a dispensing pharmacist, established his liqueur company in 1885. Both liqueur makers remained and grew in the city and are now located on either side of Anger, a mere 11 kilometres from each other.
Angers is one of France’s great historic cities with its castle, Château d'Angers, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe. Founded in the 9th century by the Counts of Anjou, the castle was expanded to its current size in the 13th century. The vast monument with its 17 towers hugs the banks of the River Maine and its grand buildings house antiquities, most famously the Apocalypse Tapestry.
Giffard Rhubarbe Liqueur
Giffard Rhubarb speciality liqueur is made in small batches from the slow maceration in beet neutral alcohol of both green and red rhubarb to achieve a
Giffard Rhubarb Syrup
Produced by family owned company in the Loire Valley, France, this rhubarb-flavoured sugar syrup is designed to resemble stewed rhubarb.
Giffard Speculoos Syrup
Speculoos is a biscuit shaped (gingerbread men-style) supposedly to resemble Saint Nicolas and traditionally enjoyed during Advent, particularly in Belgium,
Giffard Matcha Green Tea Syrup
Produced by family owned company in the Loire Valley, France, who mix Matcha green tea with hot water and then add beet sugar to make this flavoured syrup.
Giffard Green Apple Syrup
Produced by family owned company in the Loire Valley, France, this coconut apple flavoured syrup is made with beet sugar and contains no preservatives.
Giffard Coconut Syrup
Produced by family owned company in the Loire Valley, France, this coconut flavoured syrup is made with beet sugar, coconut milk, and milk proteins. (No
Agave Sec Liqueur
Agave Sec retains the classic orange notes of a triple sec liqueur and blends them with rich agave nectar extracted from the same plant tequila is distilled
Giffard Salted Caramel Syrup
Giffard Crème Brulée Syrup
Giffard Crème Brulée syrup is free of preservatives and made using natural flavours. It is suited to use in drinks ranging from tea and coffee to hot
Giffard Framboise de Ronce
This liqueur is made by macerating Framboises de Ronce (Tayberries) (enhanced with blackberries and raspberries) in beet neutral spirit. The Framboise