The South West of France is a region that has strongly inspired us in our youth with a diverse cultural richness and authentic terroir. When we talk about the South West, it is hard not to mention the beauty of Belharra. Belharra is a mystical, rare and exceptional wave off the Basque Country. Each of its appearances is a real phenomenon and the greatest adventurers come to face it. This wave is the symbol of our creation. It represents the alliance between the different infusions and distillations of raspberries, orange, rosemary, thyme, lemongrass, walnut and quassia.
In the distillery in Burgundy, the violette figs are quickly cut in half and soaked in neutral alcohol that has previous been distilled in Northern France. The violette figs are left to infuse for a minimum period of 3 months. The neutral spirit extracts the beautiful color and subtle flavour of the fig during this time. Eventually it takes 7 years to come to the final result.
Cognac & coffee liqueur calls on Merlet’s expertise as both distillers and liqueur-makers, and showcases two after-dinner classics. Merlet partnered with Merling, a local coffee roaster from La Rochelle to select the origin and variety of the coffee (Brazilian Arabica) but also to work directly with freshly roasted coffee.
Cognac & blackcurrant liqueur calls on Merlet’s expertise as both distillers and liqueur-makers, while revisiting a digestive once popular in France’s countryside, the Mêlécasse (a mixture of eau-de-vie and crème de cassis). C² Cassis is a blend of natural infusions of blackcurrant and cognac.
Since 2015, Merlet Saintonge Blackcurant liqueur (Crème de cassis de Saintonge) holds the Geographical Indication status, in recognition of a unique 30-years expertise in growing blackcurrants and turning them into liqueur. The Charentais terroir imparts unique properties to the Noir de Bourgogne variety, naturally rustic, and limits its yields.