Cocktail aficionados prize the St-Germain elderflower liqueur for its unique delicacy and subtlety and how it contributes a most refreshing piquancy to a well-designed aperitif. There is no other liqueur like it, being made from freshly hand-picked elderflower blossoms, from the foothills in the Alps, picked over the course of three or four days when the plant is in bloom. It is a truly artisan product, as less than 50 pickers are employed, who must quickly deliver the harvest to local market for delivery to the St-Germain distillery. Now, you would not see Polish men wandering the hills gathering wild potatoes for a special vodka, would you?. The freshness of the blossoms is the essence and this is captured in the maceration and distilling process. Over a century of refining the liqueur has resulted in a most delightful ‘melange curieux’.