Metaxa Master Costas Raptis brings together the secrets of traditional ouzo-making and working with fine distillates, flowers, seeds and botanicals. Ouzo by Metaxa includes rare botanicals, including some absent from ordinary ouzo such as Masticha, an ingredient highly praised for its aromatic qualities and quite rare. Masticha is the tear of an oak bush, harvested by hand in the Aegean island of Chios. One of the costliest ingredients that can go into ouzo.
Greece’s classic drink, Ouzo is distilled in Athens from a combination of pressed grapes, called Tsipoura, and select herbs and berries including aniseed, licorice, mint, wintergreen, fennel and hazelnuts. The Metaxa is made according to a special recipe handed down through the generations of master distillers.