CREME DE PECHE DE VIGNE

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Made From: Peach
Produced By: EDMOND BRIOTTET
Origin: Dijon, France
Proof: 32
Age: -
Importer: PREISS IMPORTS
Location: Whittier, Ca.
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Creme de peche, or peach liqueur as it is known, slightly less excitingly, in English, is flavoured as you might expect by peaches. It is one of the more unusual fruit liqueurs, though all the main liqueur companies like Giffard and Briottet produce at least one form of it. Creme de peche tends to be very sweet, with a strong ripe peach taste and sometimes a mild aromatic flavour which comes from including the peach stone in the production process.

In addition to regular creme de peche there is also a liqueur called creme de peêche de vigne, which is made from the vine peach. This variety of peach is commonly found in vineyards, particularly in Burgundy in France, and has a more intense, aromatic flavour than regular peaches. The resulting liqueur tends to me more aromatic and complex than plain Creme de Peche, though paradoxically also has a certain delicateness that is hard to quantify.

For the two cocktails here I am using the excellent Edmond Briottet Creme de Peche de Vigne. While creme de peche and creme de peche de vigne have notable differences they are broadly interchangeable, though you may have to change ratios to take in to account the subtleties of each liqueur.

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