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Babatzim tsipouro (grape distillate) with aniseed integrates all the tradition, knowledge, passion and mastery of Anestis Babatzimopoulos in the art of distillation. With the aroma and taste of aniseed gushing out of the bottle and satisfying our senses this tsipouro (grape distillate) enchants us with its aromatic intensity, balanced and spicy taste and mild aftertaste. Enjoy it with traditional sausages, smoked fish, greens pies and dishes cooked with fennel. The alcohol content is 42% vol.
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Product History
Tsipouro is served in small cups or glasses, neat and cool. It's usually enjoyed as an aperitif, a digestive and an accompaniment to heavy and spicy "meze" snacks (cheese, sausages etc). Tsipouro is a distillate entirely produced from grapes. The base of the drink is the pomace (skins, pips, stalks), which is left to ferment for a month for its sugars to turn into alcohol. Then the mixture is twice distilled in copper stills with the addition of various flavors (anise, fennel etc.) in quantities and proportions that are usually a secret of each producer. However there can also be found varieties of plain tsipouro without any other admixture. The distillation is divided into 3 parts: the first is called “head“, the second “heart“ and the third “queue“.
Meet the producer: Babatzimopoulos estate
Babatzimopoulos estate

The history of the Babatzimopoulos family in distillery begins in 1875 in Istanbul. The tradition continues with the settling of the family in Macedonia, following the Asia Minor Catastrophe. In 1973, the grandson, Anestis Babatzimopoulos, sets up a winery and a distillery in Ahchialo in Thessaloniki, where ouzo and raki distillations and a range of local wines are produced. In 1974 he sets up a new winery in Ossa, in the middle of a biological vineyard. Restless and creative, prolific and bold, Anestis Babatzimopoulos follows his heart and has been creating popular wines and distillations for the past forty years. He is a viticulturist-wine producer-distiller who, without a doubt, sets an excellent example for the younger generations.

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Macedonian tsipouro (grape distillate) with aniseed "Babatzim" 200ml

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Product code: 000596 Gross Weight 416g
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A tsipouro with an aromatic intensity and spicy flavour!
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