It all began in Marseille in the 1930s, when Paul Ricard, a wine-merchant’s son, dreamt of finding a formula “that would meet everyone’s tastes”. In 1932, he finally had his recipe, declaring “It shall be called Ricard, the real pastis from Marseille!”
Ricard is now the world’s best-selling aniseed-based spirit. Thanks to its inimitable taste and unique processing, this pastis has become the aperitif market leader. This anise-based spirit is still made using Paul Ricard’s original recipe, which has remained a closely guarded secret till today.