Emile Giffard was a 19th Century pharmacist turned natural liqueur producer in the Loire valley. Everything the family makes is rooted in careful sourcing of high-quality, natural ingredients to flavor their spirits. Uniformly excellent. The Menthe Pastille is their flagship product, the one that made Emile famous back in the 1880s... five strains of fresh mint are cold-infused and pressed into neutral beet distillate. Outstanding.