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Anestis Babatzimopoulos, often called ʺLord of distillationʺ, following the traditional method of Greek distillers from Istanbul in the 19th century, creates an authentic ouzo. A product of masterful distillation in traditional copper stills, Babatzim ouzo stands out for its aromatic and delicious taste and its sweet aniseed aftertaste. Serving instructions: Serve the ouzo in a glass with ice cubes or cold water. Observe and admire the wonderful fine, white lines, like threads forming as it blends with the water. Babatzim ouzo is beautifully combined with octopus patties, tomato patties, potato salad, greens pies, salted preserves etc. The alcohol content is 40%vol.
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Product History
Ouzo, a traditional Greek distillate, is synonymous with joy and delight, good company, meze and relaxed mood. The main places of origin are the islands of Lesvos and Chios, and Northern Greece. Greek ouzo has been designated by the European Union as a “national product“, which means that the name “ouzo“ is not allowed to be used for any other european drink. In accordance with european legislation, “ouzo“ is the product that consists of at least 20% of distillate of agricultural origin (cereals etc.) and the rest of flavored alcohol with a dominant aroma of anethole (the essential oil of anise). Today, every town or village of Greece has its own traditional ouzeries, serving ouzo accompanied with meze. It is ideally served in a narrow glass with cold water which turns it from crystal clear to milky semi-transparent drink, as anethole is separated in the form of a nebula. Just magical!
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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Ouzo (greek distillate) from Thessaloniki "Babatzim" 700ml

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Product code: 000586 Gross Weight 1.09kg
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Ouzo from Macedonia with a seductive aniseed aroma!
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