Lillet Blanc has won many awards both in France and abroad, starting with a Gold Medal from Exposició Universal of Barcelona in 1888 to being awarded 93 points in 2011 at Ultimate Beverage Challenge.
A top-drawer white wine-based aperitif from Bordeaux is made with local wines blended with fruit brandies and matured in oak for between six to twelve months.
It all started in 1872, when Raymon and Paul Lillet, fine wines, liquors and spirits merchants, funded Maison Lillet, then creating the first and only aperitif from Bordeaux called the Lillet. A blend of wines and fruits macerations crafted in the Podensac Cellars. In the 20s and 30s Lillet was served on very special occasions and official receptions, becoming the aperitif in vogue all around the world!
After World War II, Maison Lillet (still a small family run company) focused their attention to the American Market, also here, they were featured in every trendy New York bar. Pierre Lillet expanded the range by adding Lillet Rouge, which is stronger yet appealing to Lillet and red wine lovers alike. In 1999, Lillet became one of the 100 top-selling brands in France. At present, Lillet keeps growing with more countries and cocktail bars discovering the brand.