A traditional Greek spirit aperatif that is licorice/anise flavoured and when mixed with water, it turns into a cloudy, opaque white colour which is called “ouzo effect”.
No other beverage is so synonymously linked to a country’s culture and in 2006 the Greek government won the exclusive right to use the product name ouzo.
It is a potent drink and its usual alcohol content is 40% because of its high sugar content, the alcohol release is delayed.
We are fortunate to be the sole suppliers in the UK of this very special brand of Ouzo, 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