G.E. Massenez

The birth of Distillerie Massenez goes back to the 1870s when Jean-Baptiste Massenez started as “home distiller” in Urbeis, in the Vallee de Ville on Alsace France. Distillerie G. E. Massenez remains today one of the last family-owned firms dedicated to the production of traditional, top-quality eaux de vie (fruit brandies) and liqueurs.

Massenez is today universally acclaimed for eaux de vie (fruit brandies) and cremes liqueurs. Only choice fruit is picked, at the moment of perfect ripeness, and more than 20 pounds of fruits are required to make one bottle of eaux de vie. Distillation takes place in traditional copper stills, and aging occurs in stainless steel tanks for four years. Massenez is official supplier to the court of His Majesty the King of Sweden; A fixture at great restaurants and a must-have for gastronomy; Massenez image features strongly on Duty Free shops.

One of the brands on board airlines like Air France, Lufthansa, SwissAir, British Airways, Sabena, Cathay Pacific, Singapour Airline… Offical partner of the Cannes Film Festival with Raspberry and Williams Pear, Massenez was also served at the Elysee palace when Giscard and Chirac were presidents! Massenez eaux de vie, creams and liqueurs have also conquered the palates of various stars who have visited the distillery: Fernandel, Bourvil, Alain Delon, Maurice Chevalier, Jerry Lewis, Barbara Cartland, Claude Francois…