Century after century, the mastiha trees of southern Chios slowly have been shedding their fragrant tears on the island's soil just as they've been doing since Homeric times. The precious drops of mastiha resin, which flow only from the trunks and branches of the mastiha trees on Chios, have been famous for centuries for their rare, aromatic bouquet which is as powerful as it is refreshing.
Stoupakis Chios Distillery gathers all of the historical goodness of Chios mastic in one superb and rare distillate: "HOMERIC" Mastiha Liqueur. Tenderly embraced by tradition, "HOMERIC" Mastiha Liqueur retains all of the mastic's unique traits unaltered. For rare, unforgettable moments of traditional pleasure try your "HOMERIC" Mastiha Liqueur on ice or in an imaginative cocktail.
It is said that Chios was Homer's birthplace. It is also believed that it was in Chios that Columbus acquired his masterful seamanship that helped him discover America. Chios is also the land that breathes life into the well-known springs of Karydia and bestows the springs' precious water on the Stoupakis Distillery.
Our story begins in 1896 on the island of Chios, where the one-of-a-kind anise-flavoured ouzo travelled to all of Chios' villages and even across the sea, reaching the Asia Minor Coast.