O/PURIST is the outcome of a complex, double distillation process. For its production, the artistry of Master Distiller Vivi Vasdavanou is uniquely combined with the know-how of the 10 bartenders, to make a truly innovative spirit.
O/PURIST is a balanced distillate of fine Greek grape varieties.
During the first distillation, the grape marc of each variety is separately distilled in column stills, through a slow pace and low heat for 10 hours. Only the best part, the heart of the distillation is kept. The distillates are then left to mature in special tanks for 3-4 months. After this time, the Master Distiller skillfully combines all 3 distillates to create a special blend.
The blend is placed once again in a pot, together with Greek herbs, fresh fruits and spices: onion, arbutus, blueberries, wild pears, quince, lemon peels, orange, grapefruit, as well as carob, apple geranium, angelica root, cinnamon, fennel and anise.
Through this second 8 hour distillation, the ingredients naturally release their aromas, giving a special character to the final output.
This distillate is placed once again in tanks along with purified water to reach the desirable 42 alc. Vol.
It stays there to settle for at least a week, before being move on to the bottling phase.