G.E. Massenez

The Fruit Cremes and Liqueurs

New! Golden Eight, the Massenez Pear Williams Liqueur

~ Golden Eight®, a divine Pear Liqueur enhanced by a more than 8‐year-­old Pear Eau­‐de­‐Vie

 

G.E. MASSENEZ Golden Eight Pear Liqueur®

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BS-Golden-8G.E. Massenez has created a beautiful new Pear Williams Liqueur: Golden Eight.

Golden Eight®, a divine Pear Liqueur enhanced by a more than 8‐year-­old Pear Eau­‐de­‐Vie, which gives it a long lasting taste in the palate and notes of vanilla and caramel..

Approximately 20 pounds of pears are used to produce this unique liqueur.

Golden Eight offers itself for tasting with a beautiful amber color and fiery golden highlights, a divine promise of a great liqueur.

At the opening of the bottle, a powerful, warm Pear Williams aroma is released, shimmering with generous notes, to pleasure and incite the taste.

Then, like a delicate and sensual symphony, all the pear aromas are gently offered, from the freshly harvested fruits to the complex vanilla & caramelized bouquet.

A unique and exclusive offering from the Massenez distillery, founded in 1870, which prides itself on guarding its secret recipes and passing them on from generation to generation.

Serve slightly chilled or on the rocks.

Recipes2Cocktail idea :

The Pearfect match

  • 1 oz Massenez Golden Eight Pear Williams Liqueur
  • 1 oz Bourbon
  • ¾ oz lime Juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • Garnish with pear slice

 The Pear Martini

  • ½ oz Massenez Golden Eight Pear Williams Liqueur
  • 2 oz Vodka

  • ½ oz lime juice


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Massenez Cremes

All Massenez Crèmes are a triple concentration of fruit, sugar and eau-de-vie. The taste of these luscious crèmes is achieved by using only the best juice from the freshest fruit, a high dosage of sugar (400 grams per liter) and eau-de-vie. It’s Massenez’s skill in the art of distillation which is responsible for these quintessential Crèmes.

Experience the romance of the Massenez triple crèmes, which are versatile specialties and can be served:

~ neat or over ice in a liqueur glass
~ with white wine or champagne for the traditional French aperitif ‘Kir’.
~ in many fun, creative cocktails
~ as an ice cream and dessert topping

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The Cremes:

Crème de Peche (Peach)

Crème de Cassis di Dijon (Blackcurrant)

Crème de Fraise des Bois (Strawberry) 

Crème di Framboise (Raspberry)

Crème de Gingembre (Ginger)

Crème de Griotte (Cherry)

Crème de Mure (Wild Blackberry)

Liquor de Pomme Verte (Green Apple)

G.E. Massenez Crème de Peche

BSN-PecheMASSENEZ’s Peach Liquor has remarkably subtle aromas and a delicate bouquet. A faithful reflection on the smoothness of a peach.

Aspect: Beautifully brilliant, very fluid gold color. A dense, sweet texture.

Nose: An intense nose, reminiscent of freshly picked fruit. Sweetness and roundness subtly balanced by light floral notes.

Palate: Intense aromatic flavors , round, generous and fruity in the mouth. Immediately recognizable peach flavor, with very pleasant floral notes the finish and providing freshness.

MASSENEZ’s Crème de Peche obtained the Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial des Spiritueux in Canada in June 2015

Bellini recipe

  • 1 oz Massenex Crème de Peche
  • 1 oz Peach Puree
  • 4 oz prosecco or Champagne

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Cassis de Dijon

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Cassis de Dijon

MASSENEZ’s Dijon blackcurrant Cream is known worldwide for its incomparable flavors . The smoothness and roundness of this Cream are the hallmark of quality of MASSENEZ’s Creams and Liquors.

Color: Deep ruby, slightly bluish red, dense because of the sugar content.

Nose: Clean, typical blackcurrant nose, with no strange notes. The intense nose is an indication of the quality of the selection of the original fruits. Very fruity, persistent and inviting bouquet.

Palate: Immediate smoothness. Fruity flavors explode in the mouth bringing a fragile sweetness that gives way to a hint of acidity at the finish to provide the perfect balance of flavors. Harmony and sweetness in this exceptional Liquor.

PARIS—Miss MASSENEZMassenez Signature Cocktail

PARIS—Miss MASSENEZ

Pour 3 cl of Blackcurrant Cream Massenez in a Champagne glass.
Add 2 Griottines® in the bottom of the glass.
Pour chilled Champagne.

 

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Fraise des Bois

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Fraise des Bois

MASSENEZ’s wild Strawberry Cream is one of those Creams where the fragile fruit contrasts with the intensity of its characteristic aromas. Beautiful harmony in a Cream chosen for its quality worldwide.

Color: Intense red color. Very fluid, transparent texture with pink highlights.

Nose: Very intense fruity nose with some floral notes allowing the merest hint of acidity to appear. A beautiful balanced nose foretelling harmony in the mouth.

Palate: Surprising fresh, dynamic attack. Clearly evolving towards riper, candied fruit, reminiscent of sweet jam notes. Very pleasant, persistent fruity finish.

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Framboise

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Framboise

Raspberry, feminine by excellence is delicately revealed in MASSENEZ’s raspberry Cream. A fragile fruit, which is so intense on the nose and the palate, that this Cream surprises the senses. An explosion of flavors!

Color: Ruby red, tending towards intense cherry color. Fluidity, light texture and delicate transparency.

Nose: Hugely pure, very exhilarating nose of fresh, lightly spiced fruits. Strong aromas reminiscent of other red fruits such as blackcurrant.

Palate: Fine and elegant in the mouth. Delicate fruity aromas seduce the palate. Discreet and elegant on entry, revealing persistent aromas for a hugely flavorful finish.

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Gingembre

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Gingembre

Exoticism that flatters your senses … incomparable intensity in MASSENEZ’s Ginger Cream. Strength and elegance characterize this Liquor… A nod to new trends, but above all, surprising flavor and strength.

Color: Translucent, shiny. Supple texture, marked by lightness.

Nose: Strong nose with surprising freshness. Ginger is very recognizable and contributes candied fruit notes.

Palate: An explosion of flavors in the mouth. Initial freshness, quickly followed by spicy, almost candied ginger notes. A long finish on those strong, exotic notes.

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Hong Kong - Miss Kowloon

In a short drink glass, put a half lime cut in slices, muddle,
then add some ice cubes and
5 cl of Ginger cream Massenez and
3 cl of Mirabelle Eau-de-Vie Massenez.

 

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Griotte

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Griotte

The characteristic features of MASSENEZ’s Morello Cherry Cream are its strong fleshy, greedy aromas. The sweetness of the fruit is perfectly balanced by a touch of stone fruit acidity midpalate. An exceptional Cream.

Color: Black color with muted red highlights reminiscent of Morello Cherry.

Nose: Clean, typical Morello Cherry nose. Reminiscent of freshly picked ripe fruit.

Palate: Explosion of fruit in the mouth. Immediate flavor of Morello Cherry, sweet fruit, changing to candied fruit and jam. Followed by a slight bitterness that harmonizes this ensemble of fruity flavors to provide just the right end note.

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Mure

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G.E. Massenez Crème de Mure

A richly flavored, intensely fruity Blackberry Cream. The sweet nose carries over onto the palate, which is also very sweet but harmoniously balanced by a touch of typical blackberry acidity.

Color: Fairly dark, bluish color, with dark purple highlights. A pure color true to the fruit used in its making.

Nose: Fresh, beautifully powerful aromatic nose.

Palate: Clean attack, revealing ripe fruit, giving way to the fruit roundness. The sweetness is rapidly counterbalanced by natural fruit acidity, a balance that endows this Cream with incomparable character, caliber and flavor.

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G.E. Massenez Liqueur de Pomme Verte

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G.E. Massenez Liqueur de Pomme Verte

G.E. Massenez Liqueur de Pomme Verte

MASSENEZ’s Green Apple Liqueur is very true to the original fruit. The freshness of apples, their sweetness and acidity stand out in this Liqueur. An exceptional Liqueur, renowned for its incomparable flavor.

Color: Colorless, crystalline. Very beautiful brilliance. Great fluidity in the glass.

Nose: Full, expressive, intense nose. Clear fruit aromas and acidity.

Palate: Intense attack, marked by the sugar in the fruit then offset by a hint of typical Green Apple acidity. Long finish leaving a very slight aroma of citrus fruits.

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Poire Prisonnière is one of the Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Spirits of 2015!

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is one of the
Wine Enthusiast’s
Top 100 Spirits of 2015!

Prisoner Pear

Icon of the Massenez Brand, the William Pear eau de vie “Prisoner Pear” captivates with its olfactory and gustative qualities and the pear-shaped bottle with a whole pear inside.

The bottle is simply attached to the pear tree in flower… so the fruit develops inside the bottle. When it ripens, the fruit and the bottle are carefully detached.

Massenez Eaux de Vie

G.E. Massenez uses only choice, ripe, hand-picked fruit. Massenez eaux de vie are double distilled, thus intensifying the fruit character, the “heart”, in the resulting distillate. Approximately 20 pounds of fruit is required to produce one bottle of eau-de-vie. The final product is an impeccably clean, perfectly clear eighty-proof brandy, with a magnificent bouquet and intense taste of fruit.

 

The Eaux de vie:

Poire Prisonnière (Pear) Brandy - 98 Points from The Wine Enthusiast!
- an pear brandy with a large pear grown inside the bottle.

Poire Williams (Pear) Brandy - 95 Points from The Wine Enthusiast!
- the same pear brandy as Poire Prisonnière without the pear in the bottle.
- Great to refill the Poire Prisonnière bottle to keep the pear from oxidizing.

Calvados Vieux (Apple) Brandy
- an apple brandy with a large apple grown inside the bottle.

Framboise (Raspberry) Brandy
- Old Raspberry Eau-de-Vie from MASSENEZ

Kirschwasser (Cherry) Brandy
- Kirsch Cherry Eau-de-Vie from MASSENEZ

Marc d’Alsace Grappa Brandy
- The mark of Gewürztraminer is one of the only French brandies of controlled appellation.

Mirabelle (Plum) Brandy
- The Mirabelle or Yellow Plum Eau-de-Vie from MASSENEZ

 

G.E. Massenez Poire Prisonnière

G.E. Massenez Poire Prisonnière

BS-edv-poire-prisonniere3Williams Pear Eau-de-Vie from the MASSENEZ distillery is outstandingly refined, concentrated and balanced.
An intense emotion true to the personality of the original fruit.

Color: Clear, colorless, with characteristic fruit Eaux-de-Vies brilliance. A supple, fluid Eau-de-Vie.

Nose: Clean and typical of Williams Pear, with no strange notes. The intense nose is an indication of the quality of the selection of the original fruits and delicate distillation. Very fruity, long lasting and truly inviting bouquet.

Palate: The rounded ‘’ grain ‘’ of the Pear is very noticeable. In the mouth, a very intense floral note gives great freshness. Intense fruity note, with an initial perception of fresh fruit overlaid by ripe fruit and marmalade or jam. Very prominent spicy endnote with a hint of Liquorice typical of williams pear.

Press: The Wine Enthusiast - 98 Points
Top 100 Spirits of 2015!

MASSENEZ’s Williams Pear Eau-de-Vie obtained the Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial des Spiritueux in Canada in June 2011 and 2012.

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Miami - Miss Sunny
In a shaker, put some ice cubes,
4 cl of Pear Eau-de-Vie Massenez, and
8 cl of pink grapefruit juice.
Shake and pour into a short drink glass and decorate with a fresh mint leave.

 

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G.E. Massenez Poire Williams

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G.E. Massenez Poire Williams

Williams Pear Eau-de-Vie from the MASSENEZ distillery is outstandingly refined, concentrated and balanced. An intense emotion true to the personality of the original fruit.

Color: Clear, colorless, with characteristic fruit Eaux-de-Vies brilliance. A supple, fluid Eau-de-Vie.

Nose: Clean and typical of Williams Pear, with no strange notes. The intense nose is an indication of the quality of the selection of the original fruits and delicate distillation. Very fruity, long lasting and truly inviting bouquet.

Palate: The rounded ‘’ grain ‘’ of the Pear is very noticeable. In the mouth, a very intense floral note gives great freshness. Intense fruity note, with an initial perception of fresh fruit overlaid by ripe fruit and marmalade or jam. Very prominent spicy endnote with a hint of Liquorice typical of williams pear.

Press: The Wine Enthusiast - 95 Points

MASSENEZ’s Williams Pear Eau-de-Vie obtained the Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial des Spiritueux in Canada in June 2011 and 2012.

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G.E. MASSENEZ CALVADOS VIEUX

BS-edv_calvadosG.E. Massenez Calvados Vieux , an apple brandy with a large apple inside the bottle. Like the proverbial ship in a flagon, we wondered how it got there. The producers attach carafes to the branches and slip the tiny developing apple into the bottle, where it grows to maturity. Certainly eye-catching. And you thought bottles don’t grow on trees!

The G.E. Massenez Calvados has been produced using traditional methods with only slight adjustment being made to accommodate the requirements of modern production. The inclusion of a so-called 'Prisoner Apple' in each bottle delivers not only a spectacular visual effect but also helps to enrich the flavor.

Tasting Note: Attractive medium-gold color with aromas of apple-cinnamon, cloves, pie crust, caramel and even hints of yellow pear. Dry with a subtle, elegant apple-cinnamon replay. Chill it slightly and serve it as a digestif, or enjoy it with fresh cinnamon scones or baked apples.

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G.E. MASSENEZ FRAMBOISE

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BSN-Fram-SauRaspberry Eau-de-Vie - Old Raspberry Eau-de-Vie from the MASSENEZ distillery is remarkable for its delicacy, refinement and balance. A subtle emotion that mirrors the fragility of Raspberry.

Aspect: Limpid, colourless, with the characteristic brilliance of fruit Eaux-de-Vies.

Nose: Clean, typical Raspberry with no strange notes. The sustained nose is an indication of the quality of the selection of the original fruits and delicate distillation. The Raspberry note is immediatly identifiable as a freshly picked fruit. Fruity, floral, very volatile and invinting bouquet.

Palate: At the level of aromas, the classical gradation for fruits Eaux-de-Vie structured in 3 major organoleptic notes:

  • Very subtle floral note of white flowers..
  • Itense fruity note, initially of fresh fruit overlaid by ripe fruit marmalade and jam..
  • Very prominent spicy aftertaste underpinning this organoleptic profile..

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G.E. Massenez Kirschwasser

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G.E. Massenez Kirschwasser

Kirsch Eau-de-Vie: Kirsch from the MASSENEZ distillery is outstandingly unique in character, strength and balance. An intense emotion for a Eau-de-Vie of unrivalled aromatic complexity.

Color: Clear and colorless, may acquire yellow green highlights as it ages; characteristic fruit Eaux-de-Vies brilliance. A supple, fluid Eau-de-Vie.

Nose: Clean, typical Kirsch with no strange notes. The intense nose with its very almond note is an indication of the choice selection of fruit and delicate distillation. Very complex bouquet with primary aromas of fresh fruits mixing with secondary and tertiary aromas of fermentation and distillation.

Palate: At the level of aromas, classical fruit brandy gradation structured in 3 major organoleptic notes:

  • Immediate almond note at entry.
  • Complex fruity note with fresh cherry giving way to a more complex, powerful    aromatic texture.
  • Spicy aftertaste.

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London - Miss Kiss

In a shaker, put some ice cubes,
then 3 cl of Kirsch Eau-de-Vie Massenez,
2 cl of Blackberry cream Massenez, and
8 cl of apple juice.
Shake and pour into a long drink glass.

 

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G.E. Massenez Marc D'Alsace Grappa

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G.E. Massenez Marc D'Alsace Grappa

G.E. Massenez Marc D'Alsace Grappa

DESCRIPTION: By definition, an eau-de-vie (“water of life”) is a spirit which is distilled from the fermented mash of fruit. G.E. Massenez uses only choice, ripe, hand-picked fruit. The fruits are mashed and then allowed to go through a limited fermentation. The liquid is then distilled in copper stills fitted with a special device to create an especially slow and refined distillation. Massenez eaux-de-vie are double distilled, thus intensifying the fruit character, the “heart”, in the resulting distillate. Approximately 20 pounds of fruit is required to produce one bottle of eau-de-vie.

GRAPE VARIETY: Gewürztraminer

FOOD PAIRINGS: Traditionally, eaux-de-vie are consumed very cold, in a brandy snifter, after a meal. They can also be substituted for vodka in any mixed drink, or can be mixed with club soda or fruit juice for a different aperitif.

TASTING NOTES: The mark of Gewürztraminer is one of the only French brandies of controlled appellation. It is a brandy with the powerful flavors, with much of density and a very developed aroma which very subjectively expresses fruity noble grain of Gewürztraminer. It is then regarded as a brandy of great quality.

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G.E. Massenez Mirabelle

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G.E. Massenez Mirabelle

The Mirabelle or Yellow Plum Eau-de-Vie from the MASSENEZ distillery has remarkable character, concentration and balance.

Color: Clear and colorless, with possible yellow highlights as it ages. Characteristic brilliance of fruit Eaux-de-Vies.  A supple, fluid Eau-de-Vie..

Nose: Clean, characteristic of Yellow Plum, with no strange notes. The intense nose is an indication of the quality of the selection of the original fruits and delicate distillation. Also and almond note, typical of stone fruits. Very fruity, long-lasting and inviting bouquet.

Palate: At the level of aromas, classical fruit brandy gradation structured in 3 major organoleptic notes:

  • Very subtle floral note of white flowers.
  • Intense fruity note, initially of fresh fruit overlaid by ripe fruit, marmalade and jam.
  • Very prominent spicy aftertaste underpinning the organoleptique profile.

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