Crème de cassis is a sweet, dark red liqueur made from blackcurrants. It be served as an after-dinner liqueur or as a frappé and in the very popular wine cocktail, kir. Briottet was founded in 1836 as a family-owned business in Dijon, France. Initially wine merchants, they contributed to the development of the aperitif originally called Blanc Cassis or Kir. Fruit for all of the Briottet spirits comes from 3 areas of France - the Loire Valley, the Rhone Valley and Burgundy.