Arak Philokalia VS (0,5L) is a unique and aromatic arak from Palestine. The scent alone is able to enchant all the senses. Furthermore this brandy then reveals distinctive and transparent aromas. Therefore, the clear aromas prove and demonstrate the high quality of grapes. Consequently, the taste is also full of spice demonstration passion thought the harvest. Thus, Arak Philokalia is a true Kind of arak!
However, its peculiarity is also reflected in the packaging. Because all of the bottles are still labeled by hand. Therefore, the bottles then demonstrate the exclusive content inside. Of course, also promoting elegance and individualism.
But now back to the flavors. Especially, since the aromas are and will always the focus of the distillery. At the beginning, the brandy develops the traditional scent of herbs and licorice. Nevertheless, it then continues with a hint of ripe fruit and plants. Accordingly, the bouquet is a unique selling point of the distillery. This is followed by a fresh and delicate taste on the palate. However, neither intrusive nor flat! A real masterpiece, which could beat some of the best Anisée in the world!
About the cultivation of the vines
First of all, the vines for this Arak grow in Bethlehem on qualitative and most fertile soils. Furthermore, the vines aren't irrigated artificially. In this regard, the climate, similar to that of Lebanese wines, gives the vineyards enough water throughout the year. Moreover, the vines are in between 20 and 105 years old. Again, this shows us the focus of the distillery, which is quality.
About the maturation of the arak
Most importantly, the Arak Philokalia is distilled five times to achieve an outstanding purity. Unlike other Arak verieties. Thus a true rarity among the anise spirits, since it is actually much too elaborate. And last but not least, the brandy then ages 13 months in handmade clay jugs. Overall, this traditional method is used to remove the ethanol. But in this case it also makes the arak fresher and more accessible. This arak is a must for every lover!