It all started with Avraham BOKOBSA, in the late 1790’s. Jews in Tunisia at the time weren’t allowed to possess any land and were restricted to three main activities : they could work as usurers, work on clothes or make alcohol. At this time figs and dates were growing very largely in the country. As there was almost no wine produced in Tunisia and Avraham BOKOBSA needed something Kosher to drink for Shabbat. He tried with figs and that is how fig brandy was invented.
BOUKHA is now sold all over Europe and also in Israel where it is very popular. The French Jewish community and particularly the sefaradis still appreciate its unique taste and continues to serve it for Shabbat and other moments of joy.