The creators of the original Crème de Cassis de Dijon.
Made to the same recipe in Dijon for over 175 years, Lejay Original Crème de Cassis is made with two varieties of fresh local blackcurrants; Noir de Bourgogne and Black Down.
From the Lejay creators, we also present the Classic Collection, a range of liqueurs designed to enhance countless cocktails, and the choice pour for creative bartenders around the world. Made in Dijon with the finest fruits and natural ingredients, Maison Lejay’s extensive line up is nothing short of iconic.
Established in Dijon in the heart of Burgundy in 1841, Auguste-Denis Lagoute created the first ever crème de cassis, inspired by a popular local drink of the time made with red fruit and spices known as Ratafia de Neuilly.
Auguste’s daughter Elisabeth Lagoute married Henri Lejay, who set his mind to further developing the house’s name for quality in drinks production. Since then, generations of the Lejay and Lagoute families have worked together, continuing a tradition creating authentic French liqueurs.
Nose: Ripe, sweet notes of peach.
Palate: Light syrupy texture, rich with honeyed peaches and jam.
Finish: Lingering hints of marmalade and apricot.
Nose: Waves of luscious apricot.
Palate: Silky with almond richness, peaches and a light citrus note.
Finish: Lingering honeyed richness.
Nose: Rich with jammy raspberry notes.
Palate: Deep red berries with hints of dark chocolate and cherry.
Finish: Dried fruits and raspberries.
Nose: Full-on strawberry jam.
Palate: Luscious waves of ripe strawberry with a hint of dark.
Finish: Long rich finish with cherry fruit and burnt caramel.
Nose: Rich aromas of blueberry with a hint of sweet spice.
Palate: Deep fruit filled notes of cherry and damson.
Finish: Lingering blueberry with a spike of dark chocolate.
Nose: Rich notes of blackberries, dark chocolate and honey.
Palate: Juicy berries balanced with a citrus freshness.
Finish: Rounded finish of dark berries, prunes and chocolate.
Nose: Packed with sweet, ripe red berry fruit.
Palate: Rich and rewarding with waves of strawberry, raspberry and cherry jam.
Finish: Lingering dark chocolate and dry bitter orange.
Nose: Layered notes of fresh mint.
Palate: Sweet mint with a creamy texture.
Finish: Lingering citrus freshness.
Nose: Marzipan and cherry fruit.
Palate: Elegant and rich with red berries and dried fruit, vanilla oak.
Finish: Lingering dark chocolate with a full jammy finale.
Nose: Sweet baked apricot and toasted almond.
Palate: Luscious apricots, oak and dark fruits.
Finish: Marzipan, ripe apricots and peach.
Nose: Intense zesty orange hit.
Palate: Bright marmalade, spiced notes of cloves and anise.
Finish: Lingering orange with a hint of burnt peel and apricots.
Nose: Sweet juicy grapefruit.
Palate: Bold burst of citrus notes of grapefruit, lemon and orange.
Finish: Zesty grapefruit and lingering soft rosewater.
Nose: Exotic intense lychee.
Palate: Luscious sweetness with hints of Turkish delight.
Finish: Soft rose with a lingering citrus note.
Nose: Fresh and bright notes of green apple.
Palate: Rich honeyed notes of baked apple.
Finish: Lemon peel with a crisp apple finale.
Nose: Honeyed sweetness, promising rich fruit.
Palate: Silky and elegant, full of ripe pear fruit.
Finish: Lingering notes of poached pear and fresh citrus.
Nose: Enticing hit of chocolate truffle.
Palate: Silky texture, rich with cocoa.
Finish: Burnt sugar and a hint of marmalade.
Nose: Creamy soft vanilla with a dusting of cocoa.
Palate: Layered with hints of peppermint marmalade and coffee.
Finish: Crème brûlée leading to a final hit of dark chocolate.
Nose: Ripe sweet banana with hints of vanilla.
Palate: Baked banana, hints of dark chocolate and bitter orange.
Finish: Satisfyingly rich finale of creamy banana.
A perfect love
Nose: Vivacious notes of peppermint, lemon and sweet plum.
Palate: Lively violet florals are balanced by fresh citrus.
Finish: Lingering Parma violets balanced with a hint of dryness.
Nose: Juicy zesty orange.
Palate: Rich and ripe with orange marmalade and hints of dark chocolate.
Finish: Hints of peppermint and burnt sugar.