Briottet Liqueur de Fleur de Sureau is an Elderflower Liqueur produced in the Burgundy region of France.
Maison Briottet is a family business, founded in 1836. 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. Maison Briottet maintains a very high level of quality. 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 Fleur de Sureau is made by macerating elderflower in a pure, neutral alcohol with an added secret ingedient (I have no idea what this is but I am trying to find out) and then sweetening the macerated liquid with sugar. This fresh, floral and complex version of Briottet Elderflower Liqueur is a relative newcomer to the range and was only recently launched in 2013.
A great alternative to St Germain Elderflower Liqueur.