The Company

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SINCE 1850

CALLICOUNIS DISTILLERIES HOLDS THE HIGHEST DISTINCTION OF BEING THE OLDEST DISTILLERY IN GREECE WITH THE SAME FOUNDING FAMILY REMAINING AT ITS OWNERSHIP

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In 1850 G. CALLICOUNIS,

established in Kalamata of Messinia prefecture in Greece, the first steam powered distillery equipment with the best known machinery at the time.
With studies of chemistry in Triesto and combining with imagination and knowledge a big variety of aromatic plants, roots and fruits from the vast vegetation of Southern Greece, George Callicounis performed the creation of Distillates and extracts with original subtle tastes and flavours.

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Our distillates

extracts, concentres and absolues are the same aromatic and tasteful heart of the aperitifs, Digestifs, Bitters and liqueurs produced since then by the Distillery.
As one of Greece’s oldest distillery, the craftsmanship& experience have been passed on from generation to generation. We have been awarded numerous accolades, prizes & awards by Dignitaries & Royalties and we are proud of our heritage.

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In 1859 begins the triumphal presence

in the International Markets and expositions. 46 gold metals, Diplomas of Honour and distinctions gained into fairs from Paris to Marseille and to San Francisco of USA, are all the living evidence of the superiority and high quality of CALLICOUNIS products. In 1900 the Distillery participates to the big international exhibition in Paris EXPOSITION MONDIALE and gains the first class gold medal for the Liqueurs and Brandi.

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