A legendary origin : The history of ST RAPHAËL dates back to 1830. French Doctor Juppet was working to develop a quinine-based aperitif. After working endlessly late into the night, his sight began to fall… He then remembered the Biblical epitaph where the archangel Raphaël cured Tobias of his blindness. ST RAPHAËL production, Anxious to regain his sight, he pursued his efforts and placed his new elixir under the holy invocation of the archangel. He thereby recovered his sight and managed to finish the recipe of ST RAPHAËL.
The legacy of a carefree era
The story of ST RAPHAËL is rich in history and tradition. This famous French aperitif is often associated with the “30 Glorieuses” – the 30 glorious, happy and carefree years, lasting from the end of the Second World War to the mid 70s. At this time, animated cafés and lively bistros as well as village dances served as opportunities to exchange words of friendship with a glass in hand.