Haraki Cretan Tsikoudia Brandy
Haraki Cretan Tsikoudia Brandy is typically clear and colorless, with a strong grape and alcohol aroma. The flavor is full and fruity, with notes of raisins, figs, and honey. The brandy has a long, dry finish.
This very popular Greek Grapa from the Patsakis Distillery is smooth and bursting with sweet flavors and aromas reminiscent of the grapes used for distillation.
- ALCOHOL: 40%
- REGION: Crete, Greece.
- FOOD PAIRINGS: Pairs beautifully with “meze” (Greek appetizers).
- REVIEWS: Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
The Patsakis Distillery was founded in 1988 by Nikos Patsakis, a Cretan entrepreneur with a passion for distilling. The distillery is located in the village of Haraki, on the south coast of Crete.
Patsakis started the distillery with the goal of producing high-quality tsikoudia, a traditional Cretan spirit made from the pomace, or grape skins and seeds, of indigenous grape varieties. Tsikoudia has been produced on Crete for centuries, and it is an important part of the island’s culture and cuisine.
At first, the Haraki Distillery produced tsikoudia for the local market. However, as the distillery’s reputation grew, the brandy began to be exported to other parts of Greece and to other countries around the world.
Today, the Haraki Distillery is one of the leading producers of tsikoudia in Greece. The distillery’s products have won numerous awards, including several gold medals at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.