Giffard to host the first annual IRON MIXOLOGIST CHALLENGE!
In conjunction with the launch of Giffard Pink Grapefruit Liqueur, join Giffard Canada in welcoming Mr. Bruno Giffard (Giffard’s owner) to witness British Columbia’s best barkeeps competing for two chances to attend an all-expenses-paid trip to the Giffard International Competition held in Angers, France May 2008. Barkeeps from Greater Vancouver, Whistler, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan will be the given the challenge to create an innovative and full flavoured cocktail using Giffard Pink Grapefruit Liqueur. Experience Giffard liqueur cocktail magic prepared by BC’s best enjoyed with Tapastree Restaurant of Vancouver’s award-winning cuisine.
2007 Giffard Iron Mixologist Challenge
1829 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, September 23, 2007
This is an Industry Event by INVITE ONLY.
RSVP via email:
Christa Frosch, Director of Operations
604 306 7742
For further details contact:
Sherif Ahmed, President
604 306 6790
Lower Mainland Licensees - Cassandra Anderton
604 617 2205
Lower Mainland LRS - Cristi Griffin
778 389 6441
Island Accounts - Colin Southcombe
250 589 2675
It all began during the very hot summer of 1885…
Emile Giffard was a dispensing pharmacist and neighbour of the "Grand Hotel" in Angers, in the Loire Valley. However, he was no mere chemist. Inventive, curious and gourmet, he undertook research on the digestive and refreshing properties of mint. He thereby invented a pure, clear and refined white mint liqueur which he tested with the Grand Hotel's customers, in order to relieve them from heat. Success came at once. Emile changed his pharmacy into a distillery and called his liqueur MENTHE PASTILLE, referring to the mint sweets very famous at that time.
Four generations later, Giffard & Co, still in the hands of the Giffard family, produces, beside Menthe Pastille, "Crèmes de fruits", liqueurs, Guignolet, Fruits in brandy and syrups. Quality has been their watchword all this time.