Hailing from the small Greek island of Chios, Mastiha liqueur is a Mediterranean tradition that dates back to the ancient world. To create Skinos Mastiha Liqueur, the Mastiha tree is harvested for its resin once per year in the months of June and July. Small cuts are made in the tree bark which releases small amounts of resin that are collected over ten to twenty days. It is then transferred to the village in wooden casks where the highest quality Mastiha is selected and cleaned. After distillation sugar, alcohol and mineral water are added, resulting in a distinctive, balanced spirit with pronounced notes of cucumber, pine, anise and fresh herbs.
Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011