This fine French liqueur is all natural, made from 100% fresh elderflowers harvested in the Alps.
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011, 90 points. Excellent, Highly Recommended
St. Germain is a French liqueur made from elderflower flowers, a shrub that grows in wetlands near the Alps and blooms for 4-6 weeks a year.
It is made in a totally traditional and artisanal way.
The flowers are macerated with grape brandy from the Burgundy area (especially white). Once macerated, the distillation proceeds and once this is finished, a part is distilled again. Finally, they are combined and a minimal amount of cane sugar is added to enhance the natural floral flavor.
He received the gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for two consecutive years.
Drink it neat with ice, or with Gin Tonic, and in many cocktails!
To the eye it is bright golden yellow in color.
It has an intense nose. Floral and herbaceous aromas that appear together with subtle notes of grapes and light citrus touches (grapefruit).
It has a delicate and potent flavor in the mouth. Citrus flavors, of green grapes, of exotic fruit (lichy) mixed with floral notes. Bitter and sweet, balanced. Good finish with a final balsamic taste.
AND HOW DOES ST-GERMAIN TASTE?
It has been said that Paris is a "mélange curieux", a curious mixture of flavors, styles and influences.
It is the same with St-Germain.
Neither passion fruit nor pear, grapefruit or lemon, Saint-Germain's sublime flavor suggests each, but none exactly.
It's a flavor as subtle and delicate as it is captivating.
A bit like asking a hummingbird to describe the taste of its favorite nectar.
Très curieux indeed, n'est-ce pas?