Ricard Pastis dates back to 1932 when a then 22-year-old Paul ricard created his aniseed-flavoured drink and established his firm to produce and market his drink called 'pastis'.
Flavoured with liquorice root, which is shredded and placed in a percolator through which alcohol and purified water is forced through. this process is repeated 3 times so that the alcohol takes on the flavour and aroma of the liquorice. this same process is also used to extract flavours of seven other aromatic herbs, including green anise and fennel.
Green, grassy aromas sit along side pungent anise and liquorice. Rich anise dominates the palate with a touch of fennel and herbal complexity, finishing with soft liquorice and minty,lemon freshness.