Patrick Ricard, who transformed a small firm selling his father's aniseed-flavoured liqueur into a global entity with some of the most famous names in alcohol including Chivas Regal in Scotland, died on Friday.
He was 67.
Ricard's father founded the company in 1932 and developed pastis, an aperitif beloved in France. His son joined the company in 1967 and became chairman and CEO in 1978, transforming Pernod Ricard with the acquisition of some of the world's best-known brands.
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