Ouzo 12

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alc./vol: 38%

Proof: 76°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Greece Greece

The first bottled Ouzo and still the world’s bestselling brand, Ouzo 12 was first produced by the Kaloyannis brothers in 1880 at their distillery in Constantinople, now Istanbul. After experimentation they decided the blend in cask number twelve should become their house style, hence the name.

In 1999, Ouzo 12 became part of the Gruppo Campari brand stable. Ouzo 12 is made by double distilling grape alcohol with anise, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander and nutmeg.

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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 23/11/2016


Crystal clear. Louches with addition of water to turn milky grey-white.


Clean fennel, liquorice and aniseed with subtle spice aromas.


Pronounced aniseed flavour with liquorice and a hint of sugar sweetness.


Long finish with lingering liquorice.

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Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Ouzo 12

Produced by: N. Kaloyiannis Bros S.A.
Owned by: Gruppo Campari
UK distribution by: Campari UK

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