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An ancient Liqueur made from the resin of a rare island tree in the Aegean Sea has been brought back… and you must experience it for yourself.
Pireas is a port city within the Athens administration area. It’s the perfect place to be if you are Concepts Trade and Marketing. They specialize in distributing Spirits in Greece — including some of the most famous brands of Whiskey, Gin, Beer, Rum, Aperitifs, and regional favorites. They also own three brands of very special Greek Spirits that they export around the world.
There are literally thousands of island in Aegean Sea of the eastern Mediterranean. On island of Chios — just offshore from Turkey — grows a rare tree prized for the mastic resins that weep from the bark.
Skinos Mastiha Spirit is a clear Liqueur made by infusing the mastic resins into a Spirit base and sweetening with natural sugars. The flavor profile exists in between a Vermouth and a Gin with bitter-sweet notes of scrub-pine and herbaceous wormwood. It pairs well with savory meats when served chilled and can be sipped as an accompaniment to dessert. All other comparisons fail, it must be experienced.
The resin of the Mastic tree — Pistacia lentiscus — has been used as a medicinal, flavoring, teeth whitener, and digestif for more than 2500 years. The resin is also known as Masique, Mashtiha, Skinos, and The Tears of Chios.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is leafy and sweet at the same time with a hint of exotic florals.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors is completely singular with a delicate balance of rare woods and thick-leafed greens over a hint of spice and anise.
The finish is medium length, fresh, and woodsy.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Skinos Mastiha Spirit and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.