The French company originated in 1866, when the two brothers Simon and Pallade Violet, who worked in the textile industry, started in the southern French town of Thuir (Roussillon), one flavored To produce wine. The company was founded in 1892. Initially, the drink was only sold in pharmacies and had to be mixed with a liter of wine according to the instructions. The art name BYRRH was assigned by the brothers according to a code system used in the fabric industry, which initially led to the drink being used in Anglo-Saxon countries beer confused. The bittersweet, bright red aperitif For over 100 years, the Carignan Noir (mainly Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) and made with tonic water and essences cinnamon. cinchona, bitter orange peel, gentian, chamomile, kalumba, coffee and cocoa flavored, Then one to three years of aging takes place in oak barrels.
The Byrrh likes to be with pure water or Mineral water enjoyed stretched 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 became known worldwide. At the company headquarters in Thuir is 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 taken over by the French group in 1976 Pernod Ricard accepted. See also a list below special wines,
Image: CAVES BYRRH