Metaxa 12 Stars is the refined expression of a journey through the senses. This one-of-a-kind amber spirit unfolds a very complex character with subtle aromatic notes of toasted oak wood, orange peel and spices. It results from the unique craftsmanship of ageing and blending wine distillates and Muscat wines, exclusively from the island of Samos.
The Metaxa Master says: ‘Normally we use lightly-toasted barrels of Limousin oak. But here I use heavy-toasted barrels. I also select Muscat wine from higher altitudes, for even more concentrated flavors. He recommends to discover it neat or on ice, but bartenders of refined places and mixologists explore it in signature cocktails.
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.