Crème de cassis
Crème de Cassis de Dijon is produced exclusively from the famous “Noir de Bourgogne” variety of black currant which must be grown in Dijon. Since 2015, Crème de Cassis de Bourgogne is a protected geographic indication (IGP), signifying local origin, higher quantity of berries used, and high quality of production.
The berries macerate in alcohol for two months; the result is a deeply-colored, full-flavored aromatic liqueur that is great in cocktails or poured over a serving of French Vanilla ice cream. 20% alcohol.
Review, Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2016 – 95 points / Finalist / Extraordinary / Ultimate Recommendation / Great Value
“Deep, dark, and borderline savory, this black currant liqueur has it all. Decadent black fruits, sweet cream, and spice with a touch of purple flowers. The palate is intense and tart with sumptuous black fruits.”
About the Producer
Jules Theuriet (1848 - 1912), a wine trader, had his premises in Dijon, the firm’s current site. His daughter, Juliette Theuriet, married Antoine “Edmond” Briottet, who managed the Theuriet business from 1912. Apart from his wine trading business, he started producing Crème de Cassis (blackcurrant liqueur). Today the 6th generation, Vincent and Claire Briottet, continue the family tradition of making high-quality, artisanal crèmes and liqueurs.