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Inspiring Places

One Kleomenous

Metaxa Villa At the edge of the world

One Kleomenous.

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Inspiring Places

"One Kleomenous"

"One Kleomenous" is a revolutionary new concept of a living space. Designed by Archirect Dimitris Tsigos and created by Omniview, "One Kleomenous" building was based on cutting edge design, construction techniques and technologies and it carries the strength, beauty and functionality of high quality services.

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Inspiring Places

"One Kleomenous"

The story of "One Kleomenous" has similarities with that of the House of Metaxa: inspired by nature, born from the work of noble material and craftsmanship, created by an authentic talent has become the symbol of Greek success. In harmony with its surrounding environment, it acknowledges the inherent modernity of contemporary materials and forms. At the foot of the Lycabettus Hill, and overlooking Athens and the Acropolis, "One Kleomenous" is the epitomy of luxury and sophistication and proudly hosts EVERNESS for AEN METAXA.

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Pierre Aulas

Olfactive Expert - FRANCE

I was first introduced to the world of METAXA on the island of Symi, where I spend all my summers. Greece, for me is a mix of sea breeze with an aromatic scent of thyme and oregano... and finally a touch of sweet honey. Each time I come back, it feels like coming home.

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Dimitris Tsigos

Architect & Designer - Greece

The story of the House of Metaxa motivated and inspired me. From my very first encounter with METAXA, I could sense a rush of warmth and energy, a feeling of being at home.

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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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Pierre Aulas

Olfactive Expert - FRANCE

"There are a lot of links between fine spirits and perfumes," says Pierre. "It is all about the small details that create a strong memory, a lasting appeal. What I did In order to feel the notes in METAXA ANGELS’ Treasure, was exactly what I do with perfume. I closed my eyes, set my senses free and then gradually discovered the key elements that inspired me. My first impression was of a beautiful, harmonious richness coming through from a very balanced bouquet. It was fruity, with a touch of candied plum and pear, flowery with violet accents, spiced up with clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. A side of it was a bit woody, with liquorice, walnuts and sweet, leathery vanilla". Pierre selected three major notes that stood out: Sophisticated Bourbon Vanilla, with amber and leather attributes. Rich Plum Marmalade, sweet and dense, and finally, Everlasting Flower, a scent that contains walnut, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, tobacco, honey and also liquorice.

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Metaxa World: Real People Dimitris TSIGOS

Dimitris Tsigos

Architect & Designer – GREECE

I am inspired and motivated by the entire story of METAXA. For me, METAXA is the textbook definition of a Greek success story, in fact one of the biggest of all times! Every METAXA creation has a place in my life, but AEN METAXA is truly incomparable. I will never forget the very first sip of AEN METAXA; elegant and smooth in the beginning, complex and sophisticated as the aftertaste takes over.
I love drinking a glass of AEN in my balcony overlooking Mount Lycabettus, a site of deep significance in my life. At that moment I can feel endlessness.

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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 Pierre AULAS

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METAXA ANGELS' TREASURE Unlocking the secret

The House of Metaxa is opening up the cellars, to reveal METAXA ANGELS' Treasure, a gift offered to all lovers of exquisite spirits. Created by the Metaxa Master Constantinos Raptis, this is a spirit of supreme concentration, subtle smoothness and outmost aromatic intensity, true to the style of the House.

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METAXA ANGELS' TREASURE

A Treasure left behind by the Angels

Patiently waiting in casks fine spirits age while interacting with the environment. Through evaporation, the water and alcohol they contain slip through the pores of the casks. In humid conditions, evaporation acts more on alcohol than on water, leaving the aged spirit with a reduced alcoholic strength. What flees the cask is known as "Angels' Share". This is not quite what happens in our cellars, in Attica. Here humidity is low, temperatures are moderate and stable throughout the year. As a result the Angels treat our blends in a very different, unexpected way. Sneaking off a bigger portion of water, the Angels leave behind a more concentrated and aromatic blend, with a significantly higher alcoholic content than when initially placed inside the cask. This blend of aged Muscat wines and exquisite distillates, meticulously selected and left to mature for decades, is a one of a kind, aged spirit, different from any other. This is not just a gift by the Angels. It is a rare treasure. METAXA ANGELS' Treasure.

Metaxa Angels' Treasure
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Costas Raptis, Metaxa Master
and Pierre Aulas, olfactive expert

THE CREATIVE
ENCOUNTER

When the Metaxa Master was almost ready to reveal METAXA ANGELS' Treasure, he called on a friend, the olfactive expert Pierre Aulas to share an inspiring artistic encounter. For Pierre, the tasting of METAXA ANGELS' Treasure was an experience beyond anything he had expected. «The aromas left behind by the Angels were richer, more concentrated, creating a complex, interesting liquid that exploded in my mouth in a beautiful bouquet», he says. "The ANGELS' Treasure blend is sophisticated and elaborate with a perfect balance and, just like in a great perfume, this is a sure sign of excellence".

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AN AWARDED
TREASURE

METAXA ANGELS' Treasure has a deserving, beautifully crafted decanter, with lines evoking the curves of angels' wings, crowned with a unique stopper expressing a drop of the precious, evaporated liquid. This elegant design has already won acknowledgement, as has the deep, amber spirit inside it. This is a secret so unique and exceptional that once it was shared with the world, it immediately earned prestigious awards in the international field of quality spirits.

  • International Spirits Challenge, Bronze Medal in Tasting
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), Bronze Medal in Tasting
  • Spirits Business Master, Silver Medal in Design
  • Pentawards, Bronze Medal in Design
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ENJOY METAXA

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 BROWN SUGAR

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METAXA BROWNSUGAR

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.

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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.

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METAXA HOT SUN

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METAXA SUNSHINE

A perfectly refreshing Summer cocktail.

  • Ingredients
  • 4cl METAXA 5 STARS
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Slice of orange
  • Preparation:
  • Add several ice cubes into a glass.
  • Pour in 4cl of METAXA 5 STARS.
  • Fill with pomegranate juice.
  • Garnish:
  • A fresh slice of orange.

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METAXA WHITE GRECIAN

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MYKONOS MOJITO

Try and enjoy this trend-setter in its Mykonos version.

  • Ingredients
  • 4cl METAXA 5 STARS
  • Lime
  • Brown sugar
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • Soda water
  • Preparation:
  • Add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar and the mint leaves into a glass.
  • Add 2 quarters of lime and muddle.
  • Infuse 4cl of METAXA 5 STARS and soda water.
  • Stir with a bar spoon.
  • Garnish:
  • A fresh mint sprig.

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METAXA WHITE GRECIAN

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METAXA MINT JULEP

A revisited Kentucky Derby classic.

  • Ingredients
  • 4 to 5 mint leaves
  • Brown sugar
  • 5cl METAXA 12 STARS
  • Angostura Orange Bitter
  • Preparation:
  • Muddle one spoon of brown sugar,
  • 4 to 5 mint leaves and the bitters in your glass.
  • Fill it up with crushed ice. Add 5cl of METAXA 12 STARS.
  • Stir and serve into an old fashioned glass.
  • Garnish:
  • One fresh mint sprig.

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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 Honey Shot

Smoothness in a Shot

METAXA, possibly the smoothest amber spirit under the sun took a stride down the eternal summer and decided to buzz things up with some Greek honey. Collected in Egio, Northern Peloponnese,  at 800 meters overlooking the sea, this honey is a complex, dark and generous symphony. Its slightly smoky melody is conducted with fir flowers, chestnut, wild apple, hawthorn and, of course, wild roses to remind us the soft, May rose petals used for METAXA’s secret bouquet.

After the METAXA blends were infused with this sweet catalyst, out of the hive came METAXA Honey Shot, a vibrantly smooth spirit to take over the night.

Appearance

Light amber with golden reflections

Bouquet

Honey comb, orange blossom, jasmine, dates, apricot

Palate

White raisin, oak, dried fig,  spices

Finish

Sweet, with a final touch of spices and orange peel

Taste METAXA Honey Shot in a chilled shot.

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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 WITH GREEK HONEY

Smoothness Amplified

Available exclusively in European Airports METAXA with Greek Honey is an offer for travelers who favour luscious, full-bodied amber spirits.

METAXA with Greek Honey is inspired by the legendary smoothness of METAXA, with a hint of floral honey from the Peloponnese Mountains in southern Greece.

Appearance

Amber with golden reflections

Bouquet

Honey comb, orange blossom, jasmine, apricot

Palate

Black raisin, fire honey, oak, dried prunes, spices

Finish

Velvety, Sweet, with a final touch of spices

Enjoy METAXA with Greek Honey neat, chilled or on ice.

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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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METAXA ANGELS’ Treasure

The gift of the Angels

METAXA ANGELS' Treasure, is a rare gem that has been unearthed from the dark cellars of the House of Metaxa.

Appearance

Deep amber with copper reflections.

1st Bouquet

Bitter orange peel, dried fruits like prune and apricot.

2nd Bouquet

Sweet spices, cinnamon, nutmeg,clove. Chocolate, oak, toffee. Bourbon vanilla, plum marmalade and Everlasting flower.

Palate

Velvety, silky, warm with complexity. Citrus fruits, especially bitter orange,mixture of various peppers, bitter chocolate, tobacco and fine oak.

Finish

Intense, complex and long aftertaste with an almost palpable presence of bitter orange and sweet spices.

Enjoy METAXA ANGELS' Treasure neat or with a single large cube of ice.

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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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EVERNESS,
A SCULPTURE
BY DIMITRIS TSIGOS
FOR AEN METAXA

The House of Metaxa introduces a dynamic alliance between AEN METAXA
and Dimitris Tsigos, the renowned designer
who embodies contemporary Greek
innovation at its best.

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THE SPIRIT OF EVERNESS

EVERNESS, Dimitris Tsigos' definition of AEN METAXA,
is a cutting edge sculpture.

This remarkable piece of art is a collector's item that cherishes the decanter it embraces, complementing the exquisite experience it is made for.

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THE  CREATIVE  ENCOUNTER

EVERNESS is the expression of an authentic Greek talent, meeting and engaging with an archetypical myth.

It carries with it the genius DNA of this young talent, producing a catalyst that brings past and present in a creative embrace of Greek excellence, looking to the future.

Dimitris Tsigos, Architect
and Costas Raptis, Metaxa Master
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A UNIQUE COLLECTOR'S
PIECE FOR A RARE  TREASURE

Be part of a circle of numbered devotees who respect true art.

Acquire your EVERNESS to cherish your
AEN decanter forever.

Personalize your EVERNESS with a name, the serial number of your AEN decanter or a meaningful phrase, in latin characters.

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CONTACT

Please write to the House of Metaxa by emailing to find out about the selected liquor stores that carry AEN METAXA and how to acquire your personalized EVERNESS.

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And so, the past inspires the future the now infuses new life to forever.
This is the enchanting narrative behind EVERNESS.
For there and then, for now, forever.
The forever living heart of METAXA.

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