Byrrh is a French aperitif, a 125-year-old red-winebased quinquina that thrived in the early 20th century. It was created by two brothers with the poetical names of Pallade and Simon Violet, and initially marketed as a health drink and sold in pharmacies. Byrrh hasn't been seen on the American market for many years. But, as with many another European aperitif and digestif in recent years, it is now on its way back, it's return instigated by the demands of mixologists and the passion of liquor aficionados. Byrrh is gentle by quinquina standards: fairly sweet, only mildly bitter, and a bit fuller body than some aperitifs.