Roots Mastic Vintage Strength

Roots Mastic Vintage Strength

An aromatic voyage to the Greek island of Chios distilled to vintage strength and enticing perfection

31.07.2018News

Roots Mastic Vintage Strength

Roots is a family of four craft liqueurs, 100% natural ingredients from Greece, based on age old recipes. 

Roots Mastic is an aromatic voyage to the Greek island of Chios, the only place the fabled mastic resin tree grows, distilled to vintage strength and enticing perfection. Roots Mastic Vintage Strength follows the old mastic recipe & tradition of stronger spirits, using even more mastic distillate.

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The familiar minimal look of the Roots bottle with the strict lines, becomes black matte. This edition is based on the old way mastic used to be drank, as a strong spirit with higher ABV. In principle the production process is the same as in the normal version of Roots Mastic. Roots mastic is 100% Chios mastic resin distillate, yet in the vintage strength edition more distillate is used which results at 40% ABV (80 proof) bottling. 

The overall flavour is soft and incredibly smooth with an aggressive and spirited citrusy & sour kick followed by a vigorous piney aftertaste. The aroma is elegant and clean with an overall softening and refreshing smell.

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Known since the 5th century BC, Chios mastic has been referred to by notables like Herodotus and Hippocrates for its beneficial and digestive properties & unique taste. Once worth its weight in gold, it has been used throughout the Roman, Ottoman and again the modern times as an exotic delicacy.

In the recent Florence Cocktail Week, one of the featured Cocktails was "L' Albero dei Racconti", by Federico Pempori, at Picteau Lounge Bar in Lungarno Hotel.

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"L Albero Dei Racconti"

4 cl Roots Mastiha
2 cl Peter in Florence London Dry Gin
1 cl Erba Cedrina Essentiae Lunae
1,5 cl LIme Juice
7,5 cl Creative Zero Sugar Tonic Water Royal Bliss

Roots Mastic Vintage Strength is ideal on ice with a fresh lime slice.

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Although you can never stop some of the most creative bartenders from playing with such a unique ingredient:

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Dandelyan - London

You can ask your local vendor to get a bottle of it or give us a shout at cheers@finestroots.com !