It all began in the hot summer of 1885,
At that time, Émile Giffard was a dispensing chemist living in Angers (Val de Loire).
He had an inventive, inquiring mind, and was a gourmet as well. He took an interest in the digestive and refreshing properties of mint, and ended up concocting a pure, clear and refined white mint liqueur which he promptly put to the test by offering the guests at the Grand Hotel a sip of his cordial as a relief against the heat wave.
Today Giffard is loved all across the world!