The history of liqueur despotikon goes back to the 12th century, when Peloponnese and Kalamata were under Frankish occupation. The secret recipe for the “longevity elixir”, as the liqueur was used to be called, was revealed to Nicolaos Callicounis from an old monastery document and so the production begun in the first plant of the distillery in the historical center of Kalamata in 1850. 160 years after, 56 gold medals awarded in international exhibitions rewarded the high quality and the superiority of the products, countless bottles sealed the maturity of tastes and the complexity of flavors. The despotikon Liqueur is produced and bottled following the exact steps of the old recipe, exclusively using tsipouro and the unique taste the natural cinnamon extract and the honey impart.
Callicounis Ouzo “Xenia”
Greek Ouzo displaying sweetness and anise character. Typically served post meal with coffee or cake as a digestive aid.