"In the 19th century most spirits were harsh and burned the palate… Spyros Metaxas had a vision of creating a spirit that would be generous on the senses, intensely aromatic and, above all, smooth on the palate…”
The House of Metaxa was founded by a Greek merchant and entrepreneur: Spyros Metaxas, born in the island of Euboea. He created the first Greek brandy and was involved in the foundation of the first distillation facility in 1888, a little over 50 years after the Greek War of Independence. The business was soon expanded with new factories in Istanbul and Odessa. In 1900 the first exports to the United States took place and the drink became known as "the flying brandy".
Following Spyros Metaxas's death, his sons carried on his work. METAXA is the only Greek industry that survived both World Wars. In 1968 a new factory was built in Kifissia, Athens.
"Metaxa starts out like a brandy, with a variety of distillates made from dry white wines from different parts of Greece. After periods of ageing in oak casks, the distillates are blended and mixed with a small amount of rich muscat wine from the Greek Aegean Islands of Samos and Limnos. Finally, Mediterranean herb and floral extracts are added – a secret recipe apart from rose petals.”
1888: Spyros Metaxa creates, possibly, the smoothest amber spirit under the Sun. Ever since, the art of wine-making, distilling, ageing and blending creates the unique METAXA style.
METAXA 5 Stars has a floral character, revealing notes of muscat and brioche.
|Region Produced in||Kifissia|
|Tasting Notes||Appearance: Amber with a golden hue|
1st Bouquet: Bitter orange blossom, roses and apricot
2nd Bouquet: Flower honey, vanilla and a touch of violette
Palate: Balanced, with notes of peach and apricot, raisin and brioche
Finish: Generous, with notes light oak and almond
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Country Produced in||Greece|