In a nutshell: A warm, soft and Pear liqueur from Maison Briottet of Dijon.
The lowdown: This delicious pear liqueur is made by macerating William pears and neutral alcohol with some crystallised sugar being added the finish. The result is a liqueur with a hearty pear flavour at the core, that's also warm and velvety on the tongue. Good to drink neat on the rocks, or try a shot of this together with a teaspoon of sugar added to a glass of fizz.
They were originally established as a negociant in 1836, but by around 1900 production of fruit crèmes, liqueurs, brandies and marcs de Bourgogne had taken centre stage for them and so they moved away from the wine business to concentrate solely on these products. Currently heading up the business is Gérard Briottet, the fourth generation of the family, and he's focussed on maintaining the traditions of his great grandfather Edmond Briottet which shows in their excellent range of drinks.