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The Metaxa brand was founded in 1888 by Spyros Metaxa in Greece. The products of this brand consist of a combination of muscatel wines from the island of Samos, aged wine distillates and several Mediterranean Greek plants.
There are 5 different types of Metaxa: 3 Stars, 5 Stars, 7 Stars, 12 Stars and Grand Reserve. The stars stand for the years that the product matures. The Metaxa 5 Stars is the driest of the Metaxa range.
Metaxa is usually drunk pure, with ice cream or in a cocktail.
Description of Metaxa 5 Stars
Metaxa 5 Stars
- Colour: This alcohol is kept in a sleek clear bottle, which allows its beautiful brown-amber colour to shine through.
- Aroma: Oak spices and the aroma of a plummy red wine make up this drink's primary scent profile. Hints of floral notes and apricot lighten the scent.
- Taste: The main flavour of this liqueur is that of a sweetened red wine. Mellow flavours of raisins and apricots provide the fruitiness of the beverage. Floral flavours and hints of vanilla provide further sweetness. Oak spices add a kick, which leaves the drink beautifully balanced.
PRODUCER: Metaxa was created in 1888 by Spyros Metaxa. The company's first distillery was opened in Piraeus, Athens. Today, Metaxa is known as the "Original Greek Spirit." Technically, it is neither a cognac or brandy, but it does have flavour components of both.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: Mextaxa doesn't share much about its secret recipe. However, we do now that the base of Metaxa 5 Stars is made of Muscat grapes. The use of these grapes provides the beverage with both its raisin flavouring and floral notes. The grapes are likely distilled into a mixture of wine and brandy, before being mixed (but this is speculation). We do know for a fact that the final product is aged in oak barrels, which provides the beverage with its oak spice aroma and flavour.
Metaxa was created by Spyros Metaxa in 1888. This unique, amber-coloured spirit is a mix of Muscat wine, aged wine distillates, and Mediterranean botanicals. The wine distillates and Muscat wines are first aged separately before being blended in Limousin oak casks.More about the Producer