Arak Terroir du Liban is a newcomer among the Arak of Libanons.
This Brandy, however, has already proven itself to several arak lovers. And this despite the fact that it hasn't been around for a while. Yet, this ist mainly due to a truly unique taste. Therefore it belongs now to the premium arak varieties of Lebanon.
But first it is the fragrance, which surprises even the compatriots. Indeed, Arak Terroir du Liban develops a unique bouquet of fresh forest plants, herbs and, of course, licorice. Then it develops a very elegant and smooth taste on the palate. It continues with a certain intensity which also animates to drink more.
Ultimately, this he arak fits really well with grilled meat. Subsequently, this can also be drunk really well with fresh old or dishes that contain a lot of garlic. Therefore, this is also really perfect for oriental cuisine.
Cultivation of grapes
Thus it is not only its pure taste, which made the arak famous. Especially since the grape varieties of this arak also grow in the mountains of Lebanon. And specifically these two mountain ranges border the Bekaa Valley at 1000 meters above sea level. Thus, Mount Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon protect the Bekaa Valley from the Syrian desert and the winds of the Mediterranean Sea. Furthermore, the winter plays here similar important role as with the cultivation of vines use for the wine of Lebanon
Because at this time the grapes are covered with snow for three months. In this regard, also the perfect protection against all pests! Subsequently, the Lebanese snowmelt then also irrigates the Vines in the summer.
It is also important to note here that the entire harvest and production runs only under the conditions of FairTrades. Moreover, this is done mainly by the Côteaux Heliopolis Cooperative.
Maturation of this brandy
Now we essentially get to the important information about this arak. First this brandy is distilled three times as well. Consequently, then also receives the pure taste. Continuously, the distillery then adde the anise seeds during the third and also last distillation. Of course, this is done only in the best copper decanters. And finally, the arak matures for 24 months in clay jars to remove the ethanol and maintain the fine and elegant taste.