A traditional Greek spirit, Masticha made by Callicounis, the oldest distillary in Greece. Made from the resin of small evergreen trees which grow mainly on the island of Chios, which is insufsed in the distilling process. This mastiha is superbly aromatic, flavour base is strong in licorice and is often used in cooking. It can be served neat or on ice.
We are fortunate to be the sole suppliers in the UK of this very special brand of Mastiha, which is made by arguably the best (and certainly the oldest) Greek distillary, located in Kalamata, and still a family-run business. CALLICOUNIS WAS E S T A B L I S H E D I N 1 8 5 0, BY APPOINTMENT TO H.M. KING PAUL I OF THE HELENES