"Verveine du Velay: emblem of the Auvergne gastronomy since 1859!"
In 1859 an inspired herbalist apothecary, Joseph Rumillet-Charretier, created the formula of Verveine du Velay.
He did so by infusing and distilling botanicals in a small copper still of his dispensary, including of course the Verveine (lemon verbena).
In 1886, Rumillet-Charretier, who had become an industrialist and a local politician elected Deputy of Haute Loire, hired Victor Pagès, one oh his relatives, to manage the distillery.
His grandson, Raymond Julien-Pagès was also completely invested in the economic development of tourism in his région.
He chosed for his successor another independent french family. Since 1983, the RENAUD-COINTREAU family is managing the Pagès Distillery, with Mr. Jean-Pierre Cointreau as President.
Today, more than one-and-half century later, the Pagès Distillery is a reputed liqueur-maker,
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