is a Greek distilled spirit invented by Spyros Metaxas in 1888. It is a blend of brandy
and wine made from sun-dried Savatiano, Sultana and Black Corinth grape varieties. It is then blended with an aged Muscat wine from the Greek islands of Samos and Lemnos. The distillates are aged in hand-made French Limousin
oak casks for a minimum period of three years before being flavoured with a secret herbal mixture, that includes rose leaves, secret botanicals and distilled water. This mixture is allowed to "marry" for at least six months, then chilled at -6°C for 48 hours, filtered, before being bottled. This gives Metaxa
a sweet and mellow taste, smooth texture and delicate aroma. Metaxa comes in five major varieties: Three Stars, Five Stars, Seven Stars, Twelve Stars and the Grand Reserve. The number of stars represents the number of years the blend is matured.