"Haraki" - Cretan Tsikoudia (aka Raki) famous Cretan Spirit, 700mlRegular price £32.00 Save £-32.00
- Haraki is the longest established Cretan Raki and Liquid Gold Products is the first to ever make this amazing spirit available in the UK!
- Haraki is made from distillation of grape skins
- other names: Tsikoudia (Crete) Raki (Crete)
- Alcohol Level 40%
Raki is a pure grape distillate, similar to the Italian Grappa. It is made every autumn following the grape harvest. After the grapes are pressed to produce wine, there are "leftovers" in the wine press: The crushed grape skins, seeds, pulp and stems are then distilled to produce a strong spirit. The name Tsipouro is used throughout Greece, except for Crete, where the name Tsikoudia was used. The European Union protects Tsikoudia from Crete as a unique spirit coming from its original place, a fact not many people are aware of. Tsikoudia has the same protected status as Cognac or Scotch Whisky.
HARAKI means rock in the Cretan dialect. It’s name and trademark refers to the hawks and eagles who nest in the rocks of “Psiloritis”, fly over the distillery and connect us with the free Cretan Spirit! RAKI HARAKI: the soaring spirit of Crete. Raki or tsikoudia as the Cretans used to call it, is traditionally produced from the distillation of grape marc. The only difference between “tsikoudia” and “cretan raki” is that the cretan raki may be referred also to other fruit distillates such as grapes, figs, berries etc. Through the years, the Cretan raki has come to represent the famous Cretan hospitality “filoxenia” as long as it is served along with the treat to the guests. GRAPE VARIETIES: “Soultani” and the Cretan varieties: “Tahta”, “Liatiko” and “Kotsifali” QUALITY: Our 30 years of experience in artisanal distillation, and the fact that we are among the few distilleries in Crete that produce and bottle their own raki, guarantees the premium quality of the content AWARDS: In 2018, HARAKI was honored with the silver medal in one of the most famous competitions of wines and distillates in the world, the IWSC in London, the highest distinction among the Greek distillates of the category.