THE SMOOTHEST AMBER SPIRIT UNDER THE SUN
AROMATIC MUSCAT WINES FROM THE AEGEAN ISLANDS, BLENDED WITH THE FINEST AGED WINE DISTILLATES, MAKE METAXA THE SMOOTHEST AMBER SPIRIT UNDER THE SUN.
METAXA WAS FOUNDED IN 1888 BY SPYROS METAXA, A MAN OF FEARLESS VISION WHO SET OUT TO CREATE THE SMOOTHEST AMBER SPIRIT, REFUSING TO GIVE UP UNTIL HIS DREAM HAD COME TO FRUITION.
AT THE HEART OF THE EXCEPTIONAL SMOOTHNESS OF METAXA LIES THE PRECIOUS MUSCAT OF SAMOS. PATIENTLY GROWN ON THE ISLAND OF SAMOS FOR CENTURIES, THIS SUN-FILLED FRUIT YIELDS SUMPTUOUS GOLDEN WINES UNIQUE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.
EVEN THE MOST EXQUISITE INGREDIENTS PROVIDED BY NATURE REQUIRE HUMAN TALENT AND DEVOTION TO ACHIEVE THE SMOOTHNESS THE FOUNDER SOUGHT. ARTIST, CRAFTSMAN AND GUARDIAN, THE METAXA MASTER, KOSTAS RAPTIS, EMBODIES THIS VERY TALENT AND DEVOTION.
EVERY DROP OF METAXA REMAINS TRUE TO THE FOUNDER’S ORIGINAL VISION OF REFINED, AROMATIC SMOOTHNESS.
Spyros Metaxa’s creation reveals a seamless union of fine aged distillates, generous and wonderfully aromatic Muscat wines from the Aegean Islands of Samos and Lemnos, Mediterranean herbs and May rose petals nourished by the sunshine of Greece. The art of METAXA is known only to the Metaxa Master and has been faithfully handed down through the generations, intact and unchanged in its essence.
THE STARS RANGE
The METAXA Stars Range celebrates the continuity and constancy of the METAXA style over time.
THE RESERVE RANGE
The METAXA Reserve Range celebrates the exception—the creative right of the Metaxa Master to imagine and bring to the world something that has no match.
The entire METAXA Collection also bears the extraordinary characteristic of becoming ever smoother by the day, which is yet another wonder of the Muscat grape and its inestimable capacity for ageing. METAXA is thus the only amber spirit in the world that goes on ageing inside the bottle.
METAXA 5 STARS
METAXA 5 Stars is a beautifully balanced marriage between fine wine distillates matured up to five years in oak casks and Muscat wines from the Aegean Islands. Dark honey in colour, it offers flowery, fruity aromas and soft, slightly woody flavours. METAXA 5 Stars is perfect on its own or at the heart of delicious cocktails and long drinks.
METAXA 7 STARS
METAXA 7 Stars is the senior expression of the METAXA style featuring longer-aged Muscat wines from the Aegean Islands and fine wine distillates matured up to seven years in oak casks. Old gold in colour, it reveals delicate aromas of Muscat and soft vanilla, followed by full, balanced flavours. METAXA 7 Stars is best enjoyed neat or with ice.
METAXA 12 STARS
METAXA 12 Stars reveals the unique talent of the Metaxa Master and his devotion to delivering supreme smoothness and quality. Embracing fine wine distillates matured in oak casks for up to 12 years and Muscat wines selected exclusively from the semi-mountainous, terraced vineyards of Samos, METAXA 12 stars glows with a radiant amber colour flecked with bronze. METAXA 12 Stars has been twelve years in the making. Its lively, concentrated bouquet releases generous aromas of dried flowers and herbs, interwoven with luscious notes of chocolate, butterscotch and hints of orange peel. Enjoy METAXA 12 Stars neat or on a single rock.
METAXA PRIVATE RESERVE
THE METAXA MASTER’S PRIVATE RESERVE
To create this exceptional spirit, Metaxa Master Constantinos Raptis selects Muscat wines that have aged the most beautifully, having preserved both the freshness of their youth and the complexity of their maturity, and blends them with exquisite wine distillates matured in oak casks for decades in the METAXA cellars. He makes a single batch of METAXA Private Reserve per year, and at that particular moment, selects the ingredients that are at their absolute peak. METAXA Private Reserve displays a glorious amber colour and delicate aromas of vanilla, dried fruits and spices, followed by full flavours of oak and toffee with a long finish. Savour METAXA Private Reserve neat or with ice.
THE LEGENDARY BLEND OF CASK NO.1
From the very heart of METAXA comes AEN, 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 Original Cask Family still safely housed in the METAXA cellars. Year after year, Cask No.1 receives the Metaxa Master’s smoothest, most aromatic blends, some of which have been ageing for over eight decades. Dark mahogany in colour, it offers rich aromas of dried fruit, citrus peel and wild honey, followed by warm, smooth flavours of spices, almond and mocha.
METAXA BEGINS WITH THE LIFE- GIVING SUN OF GREECE, WHOSE GOLDEN RAYS WARM THE SOIL AND GIVE BIRTH TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOS T WONDERFULLY AROMATIC GRAPES