Marie Brizard Orgeat Syrup (Almond)

Marie Brizard Orgeat Syrup (Almond)

£6.95

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Grower: Marie Brizard
Style: Sweet and Pure
Country: France
Appellation: Bordeaux Cedex
Closure: STELVIN
Alcohol: 0.0% ABV
Bottle Size: 70cl

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Made with pure cane sugar and rigorously selected natural extracts from almond. Cloudy white in colour. The bouquet shows characteristics of bitter almonds. The palate is delicate and slightly sweet and aromatic, typical of bitter almonds.

Marie Brizard was born on June 28, 1714 in Bordeaux, France. She is the third of 15 children of Pierre Brizard, barrel carpenter and his wife, Jeanne Laborde. On January 11, 1755, Marie found a West Indian sailor named Thomas, lying unconscious with high fever in the town square. Marie kindly took him home to take care of him and saved his life. In return, Thomas gave her the only treasure he possessed: the secret recipe of an extraordinary aniseed liqueur, which eventually led to create Marie Brizard Anisette. In reality, anise-flavored drinks had already made their appearance earlier in the century. Marie Brizard’s father, Pierre, owned a small distillery and produced anisette prior to his death in 1743. The distillery would eventually be transferred to Marie Brizard’s name in 1755, coincidentally when Pierre’s creditors won a judgment demanding that Pierre’s debts be paid. In that year, Marie Brizard joined with Jean-Baptiste Roger, married to one of her nieces, who brought in a supply of capital, while Marie Brizard supplied the family-owned distillery equipment.

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