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Inspiring Moments

You only live once

Lebensstern, Bar im Einstein, in vibrating Berlin

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Inspiring Places

Touch the sun

Metaxa Villa At the edge of the world

At the ‘edge of the world’.

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Inspiring Places

METAXA Villa / Cape Sounio

The House of Metaxa recently unveiled the “METAXA VILLA”.
A specially redesigned guest house at Cape Sounio.
A location of singular beauty overlooking the Aegean Sea.

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Inspiring Places

METAXA Villa / Cape Sounio

The Villa is an engaging expression of the art-de-vivre of METAXA:
A relaxing experience in a setting of well-being and natural beauty that combines elegance with easy-going refinement.

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METAXA Villa / Cape Sounio

The Villa welcomes dedicated patrons and friends of METAXA from around the world, by invitation only.

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Andre Cavalheiro

Leading Mixologist - UK

I discovered METAXA at The Imbibe Show London, a leading fair of spirits, where I was creating cocktails.

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Tassos Boulmetis

International Movie Director - GREECE

I tasted my first drops of METAXA through "Fellini" and "Bergman!"
As a college student, I had joined a film school founded by art students.
After class, we would discuss European cinema and life and all the big guys were drinking METAXA.

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Lively partier

I love to have my METAXA with friends.
It's the perfect “party drink”, easy to make and easy to drink.

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Andre CAVALHEIRO, Mixologist London - UK

Andre CAVALHEIRO

Leading Mixologist - UK

The name METAXA captured my eye … “This is so singular!”. I thought as I tasted the various styles. Complex, full of flavors, and yet so versatile.
I use 5 STARS, 7 STARS and 12 STARS for my cocktails.
One of the most popular drinks these days is the "Napoleon was Greek" made with METAXA 7 STARS.
The perfect METAXA moment for me : sunset as the sun kisses the sea on a summer day. Feeling the refreshing sea breeze on my face,
enjoying the moment with great friends and starting the evening with a “METAXA Sparkling Sun”, one of my favorite cocktails ever.

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Metaxa World: Real People Tassos BOULMETIS

Tassos BOULMETIS

International Movie Director - GREECE

For me, METAXA is something of a memory-recovery drink. It is associated with the more memorable moments of my childhood.
Not as a drinker of course, but as an ever-present symbol of getting together with loved ones.
Probably, every Greek has grown up with a couple of METAXA bottles in their homes (this is one tradition that still goes on!)
I love my METAXA 12 STARS on a single rock - and with several friends. On a terrace, looking at the horizon over the sea, glasses at hand,
voices and laughter, the light breeze in our hair. That’s a METAXA moment for me.

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Metaxa World: Real People Lively Partier

Lively Partier

I love the taste of METAXA against the bite and the bubbles of the tonic water. Lots of ice and a juicy slice of orange and... presto!

I love it when the music turns up, when the joy fills the night,
when friends are happy, our smiles beaming across at each other. That's the way I feel with a glass of METAXA in hand.

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What's new?

METAXA Deeper Roots

2014 Collector’s Edition: Limited Edition-Unlimited Smoothness

METAXA 5 STARS DEEPER ROOTS, is the latest limited edition by the House of Metaxa. The design brings together the roots of the House, with imagery inspired from the vineyards of the Aegean and the Salamina Warrior emblem of METAXA.

This collector's edition is exclusively available in European Duty Free Shops, until the end of 2014.

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Vibrant drinks

These are long drinks with a subwoofer! Cocktails that pulsate with the METAXA touch of Sun!
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METAXA SUNTONIC

The perfect party long drink!

  • Ingredients
  • 4cl METAXA 5 STARS
  • Tonic Water
  • Ice
  • Slice of orange
  • Preparation:
  • Pour 4cl of METAXA 5 STARS into a long drink
    glass filled with ice. Top up with chilled tonic
    water and garnish with a slice of fresh orange.
  • Garnish:
  • A fresh slice of orange.

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METAXA BROWNSUGAR

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METAXA BROWN SUGAR

Your party Sun dose.

  • Ingredients
  • 4cl METAXA 7 STARS
  • Slice of orange
  • Brown sugar
  • Espresso coffee
  • Preparation:
  • Pour 4cl of METAXA 7 STARS in a shooter glass
    and add a slice of orange slightly dipped in brown sugar and espresso coffee.
  • Garnish:
  • One slice of orange, brown sugar and espresso coffee.

METAXA SUNTONIC

METAXA SIDE CAR

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METAXA SIDE CAR

An all-time Smooth classic.

  • Ingredients
  • 3cl METAXA 7 STARS
  • 1cl Cointreau
  • 1cl Lemon juice
  • 2cl Orange juice
  • Preparation:
  • Shake all the ingredients with ice cubes,
    and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish:
  • Add two thick straws and a zest of lime
    or orange.

METAXA BROWNSUGAR

METAXA HOT SUN

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METAXA HOT SUN

Your Winter warmer.

  • Ingredients
  • 5cl METAXA 5 STARS
  • Natural apple juice
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Slice of apple
  • Preparation:
  • Gently heat the natural apple juice.
  • Pour into a mug.
  • Add 4cl of METAXA 5 STARS
    and the cinnamon stick.
  • Garnish:
  • Finish it off with a slice of fresh apple.

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METAXA WHITE GRECIAN

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METAXA WHITE GRECIAN

Sometimes a great drink is better than dessert.

  • Ingredients
  • 4cl METAXA 5 STARS
  • 4cl Coffee liqueur
  • 4cl Cream
  • Preparation:
  • Pour all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  • Pour into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish:
  • A stirrer.

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Vineyards of the Aegean

Our story begins here

At the edge of Europe, in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Muscat vineyards are nourished by the Sun, kept cool by the sea breeze, their roots piercing tough mineral soil.

The inimitable spirit character of METAXA is crowned with the gift of Muscat wine.
A noble varietal, Muscat has been yielding wines of the highest aromatic concentration since Antiquity.

The finest Muscats are chosen by the Metaxa Master to blend with his aged distillates, thus creating the signature smoothness of METAXA.

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Sea of green

The smoothest amber spirit under the sun

The exceptional smoothness of METAXA begins with the work of nature.
Jewel-like, the Muscat fruit thrives on a tough soil. Yields are low, but of exceptional aromas and generous, concentrated flavors.

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Metaxa Steps towards Smoothness

Steps towards Smoothness

The smoothest amber spirit under the sun

Vineyards are grown in miniscule, well-tended parcels, the size of gardens. These are the “terraces” of the Aegean.
Terraces are protected by stone walls that keep the soil from washing away.

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Metaxa Harvest in Samos

Harvest in Samos

The smoothest amber spirit under the sun

Meticulously and lovingly cared for, the precious Muscat grapes are picked exclusively by hand.

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The Art Of Metaxa

The legacy of Spyros Metaxa

Spyros Metaxa set out to reach a level of smoothness and aromatic intensity never previously attained in spirits.
To get to his vision, he blazed his original path. He went beyond conventions, faced risks.
And he created a drink vibrant and spirited, yet smooth on the palate - truly rewarding to the senses.
The drink he gave his name to: METAXA. Since 1888, the Founder's legacy is the style of METAXA.
Today, the House of Metaxa brings this style to life, always true to the Originality, Vibrancy and Risk-taking Courage of the Founder.

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1888

The Art Of Metaxa

Singular talent

To create and recreate the smoothness of METAXA it takes singular talent. To master the art of METAXA it takes a certain obsession and the touch of a Man – the Metaxa Master – the master entrusted with the keys to METAXA secrets.
Today, METAXA is born under the watchful eye of Constantinos Raptis, Metaxa Master.
He guarantees that every drop delivers the smoothness and character METAXA is celebrated for, the world over.

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Forest of Oak Casks

Our story begins here, too

The inimitable spirit character of METAXA owes its structure to the fine distillates maturing slowly underground, in the cellars of the House.
Selected by the Metaxa Master, these distillates are chosen out for their elegance and their capacity to age. They begin their life in small oak casks.
When the time is right, they are blended with the Muscat wines, under the watchful eye of the Metaxa Master, who then places the blends in larger oak casks for the “marriage” to take place.

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Steps Towards Smoothness

Master of smooth

Constantinos Raptis knows the secrets of METAXA like no one else. He carefully selects the noblest, most aromatic Muscat wines and sets them aside for his future blends. He picks the finest distillates one by one and patiently matures them in French Limousin oak casks.
Only when the time is right does he blend the aged distillates with the Muscat wines. He gives his blends more time to rest and brings in one last touch with a secret bouquet of infused May rose petals and Mediterranean herbs.

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The Art Of Metaxa

The smoothest amber spirit under the sun

The finest aged distillates blended with aromatic Muscat wines from the Aegean Islands make METAXA the smoothest amber spirit under the Sun.
The fruit of Nature and the work of Time sublimed by the Talent of a Man: this is the philosophy behind the work of the House of Metaxa.

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METAXA 5 STARS

Smoothness Revealed

1888: Spyros Metaxa creates, possibly, the smoothest amber spirit under the Sun.
Ever since, the art of wine-making, distilling, ageing and blending creates the unique METAXA style.
METAXA 5 Stars has a floral character, revealing notes of muscat and brioche.

Appearance

Amber with a golden hue

1st Bouquet

Bitter orange blossom, roses and apricot

2nd Bouquet

Flower honey, vanilla and a touch of violette

Palate

Balanced, with notes of peach and apricot, raisin and brioche

Finish

Generous, with notes light oak and almond

Enjoy METAXA 5 STARS neat, on ice or with the light mixer of your choice.

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Metaxa 7 Stars

Smoothness Magnified

1888: Spyros Metaxa creates, possibly, the smoothest amber spirit under the Sun.  
Ever since, the art of wine-making, distilling, ageing and blending creates the unique METAXA style.

METAXA 7 Stars has a mature fruit character revealing intense notes of noble muscat nourished by the sun of the Aegean islands.

Appearance

Dark amber with old gold reflections

1st Bouquet

Elegant, warm and fruity

2nd Bouquet

Intense muscat and ripe peach. Dried prune, carob and herbal honey

Palate

Balanced texture, warm, pleasantly spicy, with notes of fire honey and black raisin

Finish

Velvety, with a pleasant finish of black raisin

Enjoy METAXA 7 STARS neat, on ice or in a twist of classic cocktails.

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Metaxa 12 Stars

Smoothness Defined

1888: Spyros Metaxa creates, possibly, the smoothest amber spirit under the Sun. Ever since, the art of wine-making, distilling, ageing and blending creates the unique METAXA style. METAXA 12 Stars offers an extraordinarily complex character, with notes of toffee, chocolate and orange peel, and aromas evoking the exquisite Muscat wines of the Aegean island of Samos. 

Appearance

Radiant amber, with bronze reflections at the rim

1st Bouquet

Lively, concentrated and aromatic

2nd Bouquet

Dried flowers and fine spicy aromatic herbs take turns revealing themselves;coffee, butterscotch &chocolate work together with dried prunes and orange peel

Palate

Lush and velvety, beautifully balanced, with notes of honeyed fruits (figs and prunes), liquorice

Finish

Toasted oak with a long, rewarding finish and a touch of spice and orange peel that build intensity at the finale

Enjoy METAXA 12 Stars neat or on a single rock.

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The Metaxa Master's Private Reserve

Exception Revealed

Once every year, the Metaxa Master Constantinos Raptis brings to life an extraordinary creation. From the House cellars, he selects ingredients that have matured patiently and are at the absolute peak of their expression. Carefully, he brings them together in a single batch to create METAXA Private Reserve. Every drop of this dark amber liquid reveals aromas of beautifully aged Muscat wines and of exquisite, aged wine distillates.

Appearance

Dark amber with honey reflections.

1st Bouquet

Dried flowers with notes of oak.

2nd Bouquet

Notes of old honey, bitter citrus peel, chocolate &coffee, mixture of sweet spices, pear compote.

Palate

Complex, warm and generous. Gentle oak, dried figs, raisins, tobacco, orange peel.

Finish

Long aftertaste of dried fruit (figs, plums), smoky, with a long aromatic finish.

Enjoy METAXA Private Reserve neat or on a single rock.

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AEN A Timeless Creation

The Legendary Blend Of Cask No.1

From the very heart of METAXA comes AEN, possibly the most precious Greek spirit ever created. Behind this ancient word for “forever” lies an elixir of over 200 blends drawn from the original Cask No.1, from the Family of the Original Casks still safely housed in the cellars of the House of Metaxa.

Appearance

Deep mahogany radiating with bronze highlights.

1st Bouquet

Intense, complex, very sophistcated. Strong presence of oak wood and forest aromas

2nd Bouquet

Dried fruit (prunes, figs, raisins), bitter orange peel, roasted almonds, walnut, hazelnut and toffee, honey and cigar box.

Palate

So complex, unlike anything you may have tasted. Oak, dried figs, raisins, toffee, tobacco, lingering orange peel

Finish

Extremely long. Mocha coffee and sweet spice.

Enjoy AEN METAXA neat in a fine crystal glass.

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