A really good ouzo with mild character after fine anise, distilled since 1892 according to the own recipe of the Spentzas family in real handwork on the island of Lesbos in Greece. Only highly aromatic anise from the Lisvorio region near Mytilini is used for distillation. The selected anise is washed naturally by the sea current for three hours in jute bags in the sea on the coast of Lesvos, so that the essential oils can be unfolded and enriched with real aromas of the sea. Only then the traditional distillation takes place in small batches of the own distillery. In this way, the quality and alcohol content can be precisely controlled during the distillation process. Ouzo 40 is a mild and fine ouzo, excellent to drink with food or with a plate of mezedes. Its balanced, slightly sweet aroma and subtle marine notes harmonize perfectly with the light cuisine of the Greek islands.
Enjoy with melted ice water. This is the best way to bring out the flavors. Protect from light and heat.
First ouzo, then ice water!
The great thing about ouzo is its secrets. It has hidden flavors that only come out properly at the right temperature (about 8°C) and with a little water: First pour the ouzo into a short glass, then add half the amount of melted ice water. The unique, luminous cloudiness sets in immediately and the subtle aromas are slowly released. Use ice cubes sparingly. If the ouzo gets too cold, it masks its aroma.
The intense flavor of ouzo harmonizes best with strong contrasts. Therefore, enjoy it with strong starters and distinct flavor peaks. Salty, sour, spicy: tzatziki, seafood, sundried tomatoes, spicy meats. Greek cuisine is full of intense delights that go perfectly with ouzo.
Taste: Mild anise and marine notes, slightly sweet aroma.
best for: Food and for light enjoyment. The perfect companion for a casual Greek evening.
Alcohol: 40 %vol
Amount: 200 ml