Cambusier is, above all, an idea which budded back in February 2016 and inspired our adventure which kicked off officially in June 2017.
Once-upon-a-time in the Grand East region of France, three young people, proud of their native Lorraine and their terroir, met. During a chat about the phenomenal success of Spritz, the famous Italian cocktail, reigning supreme on French café terraces for a number of years, they suddenly realized that it was made from a single ingredient: a Venetian liqueur which had lain forgotten for over two hundred years.
By comparing it with their regional speciality, the Mirabelle plum liqueur, it struck them that this intensely-delicious, fruity-tasting beverage was rarely drunk today and was gradually disappearing from local heritage. Their observation turned out to be true for all regions of France.
After months of research, of travels, of meetings with craft liqueur producers and hard work, Cambusier was launched with a key ambition: to bring Frances regional craft liqueurs back into fashion!
And, while were here… why Cambusier? A maritime term, a “cambusier”, from “cambuse”, English term “caboose”, a ships galley, is the seaman in charge of provisioning the ship and the crew with food and drink supplies. This name-choice inspired us to create a very French-style world, which can be seen through our product designs and their famous sailor-top – an emblem of France and through its -ier consonance, specific to the language of Molière.
Cambusier reflects our values… a touch of authenticity, a dash of French spirit and a thirst for adventure!