Briottet Liqueur de Coing is a quince liqueur made in France by Edmond Briottet.
Maison Briottet is a family business, founded in 1836. Originally, the family were primarily negociants of Burgundy wine, involved with ageing, blending, bottling and selling the wines. Following the development of the blanc cassis aperitif (white wine with Crème de Cassis), the company progressively focused its activities on producing fruit crèmes, liquors, brandies and marcs de Bourgogne.
The current managing director, Gérard Briottet, represents the fourth generation, and maintains the tradition started by his great grandfather, Edmond Briottet. Maison Briottet maintains a very high level of quality. It is the selection of the ripest fruit from the most suitable cultivars that provides for the finest flavours; therefore contracting the right growers to produce the correct fruit is the first step on the ladder. Subsequently, properly observed maceration with very pure neutral alcohol, and blending with the correct proportion of sugars to achieve the balance between fruit flavour, sweetness, acidity and alcohol create these excellent crèmes and liqueurs.
Briottet Liqueur de Coing is made from quinces harvested in the south of France. The quinces are picked at full maturity, in late October, and are then macerated with sugar about six weeks. The resultant liquid is then distilled and aged in the bottle. It has reminiscent aromas and flavours of quince jellies, jams and cheeses and a smooth velvety texture. An ideal post-dinner drink.