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Metaxa 5 Stars


Metaxa 5 Stars

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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.

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Technical sheet

Category:Brandy (Spirits)
Producer: Metaxa
Volume: 70cl Other volumes
Alcohol Vol.: 38%
Country: Greece

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.


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The Producer



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.

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Reviews of Metaxa 5 Stars


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The Metaxa was excellent and arrived the next day. Perfect.
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Metaxa 5 Stars

3 /5

it was satisfactory
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4.5 /5

My preferred drink any stars never a hangover suits me fine.
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5 /5

Always good been drinkinking it for years.
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