Mexico City's Preeminent Elixirs & Liqueurs Since 1891

Monsieur Henri Vallet emigrated to Mexico from France during the brief reign of Maximilian, the ill-fated French monarch who was deposed by Mexican nationalists three short years after his 1864 ascent as Emperor of Mexico. Like other French émigrés of the era, Mnsr. Henri Vallet chose to remain in his adopted homeland, and by the 1880s had emerged as Mexico City’s preeminent distiller of liqueurs and elixirs, including Fernet-Vallet and Amargo-Vallet, that continue to be crafted today according to his specific recipes and formulation guidelines.


An Apothecarian Heritage: Timeline of Their Years at the Helm

  • 1891

    Henri Vallet

    French chemist who brought these proprietary formulas to Mexico while emigrating from his homeland during the French colonial period (1861-1882).
  • 1930

    Ing. Eustaquio Ibarra
    was his assistant
  • 1938

    Ing. Ruben Torres
    Ing. Ruben Torres
  • 1974

    Ing. Jorge Luis Rodríguez
    was his assistant
  • 1994

  • 2010

    Ing. Roberto Ladrón de Guevara
    was his assistant
  • Present