Gilbert Miclo founded the Miclo Distillery in 1965 in Alsace. He had succeeded his father as head of the family company in 1962, but in those days they were only traders of wine, eaux de vie and beers. The decision was taken to produce their own fruit brandies, and to concentrate on only products of the very finest quality.
The company immediately became well-known and by 1972 Miclo had 50 agents selling its products throughout France. Miclo also caught the attention of master patissiers who wanted the purest fruit brandy for flavouring their fine pastries and desserts; this in turn lead to the 1974 establishment of a specialist culinary range.
In 1977, a new distillery was built housing four stills and 36 new Inox stainless-steel tanks for macerating the fruit and ageing the brandies. In 1982 Gilbert Miclo opened a distillery in Moorea (French Polynesia) to produce exotic fruit brandies and liqueurs.
Eau De Vie
Mirabelle Eau de vie Grande Reserve G.Miclo 43% 50cl
Delicate plum and dried fruit aromas backed up by an edge of kernel from the stones. Rounded palate with hints of plums, prunes and other candied fruits, all without any shred of sweetness. Perfect balance of fruit and spirit on the finish.
Poire William Eau de Vie G. Miclo Grand Reserve 43% 50cl
A very intense aroma of ripe pear that shows a touch of honey and a tiny whiff of menthol. Unctuously rich and well-developed showing subtle fresh fruity flavour, with good intensity and depth of pear extract. Long, with just a little heat to remind of...
Kirsch Grand Reserve Eau de Vie G.Miclo 43% 50cl
Top quality Kirsch (cherry) eau de vie made from reserve eau de vie to give a smooth subte flavour.
Pommeau de Normandie Pere Magloire 17.5% 70cl
PERE MAGLOIRE Pommeau is the result of a judicious blend of the fresh must of cider apples and selected Calvados aged in oak barrels.To obtain Pommeau of high quality, PERE MAGLOIRE selects specific apple varieties rich in polyphenols.
Pineau des Charentes Rouge Jules Gautret 75cl
A speciality of the French Cognac Region, Pineau is enjoyed chilled at the start of a meal as an aperitif. Cognac is blended with red wine grape must and then aged in oak casks for a few years for the flavours to develop. A lovely nose of summer cherri...