Marie Brizard et Roger International

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Marie Brizard et Roger International
Type Subsidiary of Belvédère
Industry Drinks
Founded 1755
Headquarters Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Key people Erick Antony Skora, Managing Director
Products Alcoholic beverages
Website www.mariebrizard.com

Marie Brizard et Roger International is a French alcoholic beverage company founded in 1755.[1] It has been a subsidiary of Belvédère since 2006, and is based in Ivry-sur-Seine, France.[1]

The company sells liquors, pure cane syrups, recipes, and cocktails and mixes.[1] The products are available in over 120 countries.[2]

The founder, Marie Brizard, was born in 1714 in Bordeaux one of 15 children of a barrel carpenter.[2] In 1755, she took care of an ill West Indian sailor, and in return he gave her a recipe for aniseed liquor.[2] That year, she and her nephew, Jean-Baptiste Roger, founded the company. The company began to grow, and was even presented to King Louis XV.[2] In 1795, Jean-Baptiste Roger died.[2] In 1801, Marie died.[2] The company was passed to the widow of Roger, and the family kept ownership of the company for over ten generations until 1998.[2] In 1954, it became a public limited company.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Marie Brizard & Roger International S.A.S.:Private company information". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "History of Marie Brizard". Cocktail Times. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 

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