China-China has been produced by the Bigallet family since the early 1870s. Its unique and intense flavor is derived from a combination of sweet and bitter oranges that are put through a three-stage maceration/distillation process along with anise, gentian, cinchona, clove and a few other spices. The resulting liqueur has vibrant orange aromatics, earthy vegetal notes, and subtle spice with hints of herb and mint on the palate. Best enjoyed after a meal neat or on the rocks with a twist… give it a try!
Situated in the heart of the Rhone-Alps, Bigallet offers a rich and varied range of handcrafted liqueurs and syrups since 1872. At that time deliveries were carried out by horse and cart. In the beginning, Felix Bigallet only offered his customers traditional drinks such as Bitter, Amer and Quiquina. In 1885, The railway made the importation of all the required raw materials easier for Bigallet; wine from the south of France, sugar loaves from the Antilles, rum from the West Indies, lemons from Sicily and oranges from Spain or northern Africa. By 1946, the syrups became the company's main product, particularly the famous Citronade. It is a colourless syrup created from lemon zests and sugar cane syrup. A real "nectar" which today continues to be produced in the same traditional method when it was first created. Every year Bigallet goes on creating new and innovative flavors, taking inspiration from its own roots in the heart of the French Alps.