is a greek liquor invented in the 19th century by Spyros Metaxa
. A wine
is first made from Savatiano
and Black Corinth grape
s. This wine is then double distilled
in a similar fashion as brandy
and then aged in limousine oak
casks for some number of years. A combination of botanicals (see Jagermeister
) and aged muscat wine
from Samos and Lemnos
is then blended together with the aged distillates, and then allowed to age together in cask for at least six months. This gives Metaxa its unique character.
The most commonly available forms of Metaxa are the three star, five star and seven star, a star for every year the distillate was aged in the cask.