Giffard Ananas des Caraibes
By Dan Bignold.
What is it? Pineapple continues its forward momentum from 2016 with this latest addition to Giffard’s liqueur range. The label might state pineapple, but that’s suffixed by the message “enhanced by rum and spices”, and there’s a punchbowl-ful of coconut and vanilla aromas mingling with the fruit here.
How does it taste? The pineapple hit comes from a fresh fruit infusion together with candied pineapple, which together with the dose 7-year-old rum, helps round out the liqueur’s sweetness on the palate. Clearly designed to be part of a bar’s rum-leaning tiki toolkit, the pineapple would mix very well with other dark spirits such as cognac and bourbon.