Vecchia Romagna began in 1820, when Jean Bouton opened the Distilleria Giovanni Romagna was opened in Bologna.
Bouton came from a family of distillers in Charente, France, the native land of cognac and after major success in France, the family moved its operations across the Alps. Arriving in Emilia Romagna, Bouton decided it was the perfect climate to grow the grapes needed for his distilled beverages. Bouton decided to Italianise his name, and was henceforth known as Buton, and with the change of location he began producing successful spirits and liqueurs. Over the next 80 years, Buton and his wide array of spirits and liqueurs gain status, which led to the Buton booth winning the Grand Prix with the gold medal, at the Paris World's Fair in 1900.
In 1939, the distillery of the Trebbiano grapes took the name Vecchia Romagna and was bottled in the distinctive triangular bottle, still used today.Read More