Briottet Liqueur de Kumquat is a colourless kumquat 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. Briottet Liqueur de Kumquat is made by macerating kumquats, the fruit of the kumquat tree, in very pure alcohol prior to sweetening with sugar. The kumquat is a relative of the mandarin and has similar orange character and flavours.