Ohh God... now that you mention the Ricard...
My flight instructor and now very best friend is French living in the States; after I completed my training in the US and came back to Mexico he asked me to bring some tequila to a get-together he was organizing. I brought it there, made them some de-li-cious drinks and in return, he gave me a large glass of Ricard.
It was..... well.... different. And strong.
He told me that drink drove a king crazy many centuries ago., but I don't remember who it was.
There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!