140 years of history, sits behind the Gabriel Boudier brand.
In 1909 Gabriel Boudier took over the house of Fontbonne, founded in 1874, and renamed it with his own name.
Through until 1918, and his death, he established this world famous brand, based in Dijon, then in 1936, his widow sold it to Marcel Battault.
The Battault family maintained the name due to its’ highly respected standing within the market.
The business remains family owned, to date.
Harvested when the first frosts arrive, sloe berries from blackthorn bushes, which grow on limestone plateaus, are left entirely to macerate in gin, previously distilled at Maison Gabriel Boudier.
The aromas, flavour and colour of the fruit flesh, and stones, are solubilised over a period of five weeks.
A small amount of sugar is then added, to complete this traditionally British, liqueur.
This can be enjoyed neat, warmed, or room temperature, with tonic or lemonade, and garnished with raspberries or blueberries.