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Product of: Greece
Roots Herb Spirit centres around one herb in particular, Origanum dictamnus. Better known as ‘dittany of Crete’ or ‘hop majoram’, this small shrub is widely used in Greece to flavour food and for it’s perceived medicinal and aphrodisiac properties.
Dittany is infused in grape pomice spirit with vanilla pods, liquorice root and nutmeg to flavour this bitter liqueur.
Dittany is often found on edges of steep rock faces in the mountains of Crete and due to its perceived aphrodisiac properties the men who endanger themselves picking the herb are often called ‘love seekers’. Aristotle wrote about dittany’s curing properties and more recently Harry Potter’s Hermione Granger used a dittany based potion to heal Ron and Harry from deadly wounds.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 08/07/2013
Clear, coppery amber with tinges of burgundy.
Liquorice with herbal anise freshness.
Slightly sweet and syrupy with liquorice, vanilla, nutmeg and bitter herbal complexity.
Honeyed vanilla with bitter, herbal spice.