The origins of the French company date back to 1866, when two textile-based brothers, Simon and Pallade Violet, started in the southern French town of Thuir (Roussillon) flavored To produce wine. The founding date of the company is the year 1892. The drink was initially sold only in pharmacies and had to be mixed according to instructions with a liter of wine. The art name BYRRH was awarded by the brothers to a code system used in the textile industry, which initially led to the drink in the Anglo-Saxon countries beer confused. The bittersweet, bright red aperitif has been using the same recipe of red wine mainly of the Carignan Noir variety for over 100 years ( mazuelo ) and made with Tonic Water and essences cinnamon. cinchona, bitter orange peel, gentian, chamomile, kalumba, coffee and cocoa flavored, Then it is matured in oak barrels for one to three years.
The Byrrh likes to be pure water or Mineral water and is also part of countless mixed drinks such as Byrrh cocktail, Byrrh gin and Byrrh-Rye. In the 1930s, the aperitif became a fashion drink and reached a worldwide reputation. In the company headquarters in Thuir stands one of the largest barrels in the world with a volume of 1,000,200 liters (picture left). The built in 1950 barrel type has a height of 10 and a diameter of 12.5 meters. After major sales difficulties, some turbulence and changes in the ownership structure, Byrrh was founded in 1976 by the French group Pernod Ricard accepted. See also a list below special wines,
Picture: CAVES BYRRH