Arak Gantous & Abou Raad Gold Anniversary (0,5l) a Lebanese anise seed brandy from the house Domaine Wardy. First of all this great arak from Lebanon really has a lot to offer. Furthermore, this brandy is a legend among its compatriots. Expaciall since everyone knows the famous distillery Gantous & Abou Raad ans it prestigious Arak Gantous & Abou Raad Gold Anniversary.
Here, above all, the honest work can be felt in the taste. Therefore this arak also seems really gentle and smooth. In addition, it also evolves a beautiful hint of herbs. Accordingly, this brandy also unfold quickly and animates to drink.
About the cultivation
But first, this Anise schnapps is also made from the native Obeidi grape. However, only from a selection of the best berries. Therefore, the grapes of Arak Gantous & Abou Raad Gold are always hand-picked. In addition, both the weather and the soil play an important role in the quality of the grapes. Especially since this type of grape really feels at home in the cold. And as a result, the Lebanese winter gives the grape exactly what it needs. Therefore, the grape is covered three months in snow. On the other hand the vines receive numerous sunny days in summer. In this respect, the vines and grapes receive also the necessary cold at night.
In addition, the mountains serve not only to protect the grape from the Syrian deserts and the Mediterranean Sea, but also to shape the traditional taste of Lebanese arak. And it is precisely this characteristic that has been elegantly packed into the bottle of Arak Gantous & Abou Raad Gold. Therefore, this arak reflects the unique relationship between the Lebanese terroir and the unique weather conditions. At last, this microclimate is also a unique advantage for the cultivation of Lebanese wines!
About the aging of this arak
First of all, this brandy is also distilled three times. Consequently, the distillery adds high quality anise seeds during the last distillation. And thus, the arak also receives its traditional taste of licorice.
And at last but not least, this brandy then matures in clay jugs from Lebanon. Most importantly, this procedure removes the ethanol from the schnapps. And it also makes the Brandy smooth and silky. Moreover, these jugs are made of high quality terracotta. Consequently, the Schnapps gets its both gentle and fresh personality.