Raki is a traditional Greek spirit made from grape pomace; Callicounis is the only distillary outside of Crete which is permitted to use this name, and we are delighted to be the sole supplier in the UK of this rare spirit. It is smooth and aromatic. This raki is smoother and less strong than the Haraki raki , with an alcohol level of 35% (as opposed to Haraki's 40%). Raki is traditionall drunk with mezes (appetisers) or with food. In certain areas of Greece it is also known as Tsikoudia.
We are fortunate to be the sole suppliers in the UK of this very special brand of Raki, 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