Vecchia Romagna

In 1820 the master distiller Jean Buton opens an experimental liquor factory that leads to the creation of the first Italian steam distillery and the Vecchia Romagna brandy. Jean Bouton descended from a family of French distillers and was the official supplier of Napoleon’s Court.

Once Napoleon’s Empire started to collapse, he decided to open a distillery in Bologna, the ancient Italian city, where he found a terroir similar to the Charente region, the land of Cognac.

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