In a nutshell: An intensely richly flavoured fruit crème made from wild strawberries.
The lowdown: Selected cultivated and wild strawberries are macerated in sugar and alcohol to make this delicious crème liqueur. Mix with Black Sambuca, Coconut Rum Liqueur and cream to make the sticky, fruity and liquorice flavoured cocktail 'Black Widow'. Or, more simply, mix with sparkling wine for a mouthwatering variation of a Kir Royale.
Based in Dijon the company can trace its roots back to 1874. Since 1936 it's been owned by the Battault family, the fourth generation of whom are now running the business and it's now one of the few independent producers of its kind left.
While Crème de Cassis de Dijon is the liqueur at the foundation of things they've since expanded the range to encompass crème liqueurs made from many other fruits to eaux de vie, gin and other spirits. With their drinks being key ingredients to so many cocktails there won't be many bars across the world they're not seen in.