Kleos Mastiha is Greece's first luxury spirit brand, created by the only female distiller in Greece. The raw ingredient, Mastiha, is a sap from the Skinos tree that grows in only 24 villages in the Southern part of the island of Chios. Mastiha is known as the 'diamond of spices' because of its rarity, and also the ancient world's 'super ingredient' due to its variety healing properties.
Mastiha is made by hand in small batches via distillation of the rare Mastiha 'tears' and the addition of Mastiha essential oils.
From ancient history to contemporary consumption...
Mastiha is an aromatic sap from a tree indigenous to the volcanic island of Chios
Officially named PDO (protected designation of origin) ingredient by the EU
Mastiha, the sap, was the worlds first chewing gum.
First referenced in history by Herodotus in 500 B.C.
First prescribed for medicinal purposes by Hippocrates, the father of medicine.
known in the ancient world as a 'super ingredient', noted for its antibacterial, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Kleos Mastiha spirit with its floral bouquet, aromas of eucalyptus, tasting notes of cucumber, mint and sweet tea, and undeniable freshness prompted the quote " I feel like I'm drinking a spa."
Ways to serve...
Kleos Mastiha spirit mixes 1:1 with virtually every spirit on your back bar, and a myriad of fruits, herbs & spices.
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Kleos Mastiha is made arguably by Greece's best craft distillery, Isidoros Avanatis, the makers of Greece's favourite Ouzo.
There are 14 beautiful copper pot stills with 2 dedicated to Kleos Mastiha spirit, allowing for a revival of the long lost tradition of distillation with the actual sap, giving Kleos Mastiha a wonderfully pronounced but balanced concentration of that distinct flavour and aroma of Mastiha.
Isidoros Avanatis is home to Greece's only female distiller. This super-taster helped finalise the last 17 formula iterations, to achieve the perfect balance of a spirit that can be consumed:
The viscosity, taste and mouth feel are unparalleled!