In regional Greece, together with extensive knowledge of wine, there is a particularly well developed tradition in the art of distillation of spirits. Ouzo, tsipouro, raki, these clear, highly scented strong drinks are the hallmark of Greek celebrations on any occasion. Traditional distilleries and modern manufacturing facilities continue an ancestral tradition, with great knowledge and devotion.
Almost every corner of Greece boasts its own version of fine distilled spirits; the sweeter, smoother ouzo of Mytilene (Lesvos), the more intense ouzo of Macedonia, the aromatic tsikoudia (raki) of Crete, ouzo and ‘tsipouro’ in Thessaly and Epirus.
At the same time, Greek beer industry has lately been offering a wide selection of beers which are the perfect accompaniment for traditional delicacies of the Greek cuisine. The rich taste, unique aroma and each beer’s particular local character make them truly special.