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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 & Cie

Status: Operational
Established: 1885
Owner: Giffard Family
Capacity: Not supplied
Visitor Policy: Visitors welcome throughout the year
Tel: +33 (0)2 4118 8500
Website: Giffard & Cie
Address: Avenue de la Violette, 49241 Avrillé Cedex, Angers, Loire Valley, BP 30037
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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

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Giffard Rhubarb Syrup

Produced by family owned company in the Loire Valley, France, this rhubarb-flavoured sugar syrup is designed to resemble stewed rhubarb.

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Giffard Speculoos Syrup

Speculoos is a biscuit shaped (gingerbread men-style) supposedly to resemble Saint Nicolas and traditionally enjoyed during Advent, particularly in Belgium,

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Giffard Salted Caramel Syrup

Giffard Salted Caramel Syrup is made with beet sugar, natural caramel aromas and salt. No preservatives are used.

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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

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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

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