Karaiskakis gogreek® Οuzo Miniature 50ml
The gogreek® "Oh...my hero 1821" Ouzo Miniatures, members of the multi-awarded gogreek® -the collectibles, draw their inspiration from the Greek history.
Karaiskakis, designed exclusively for gogreek® by George Yonas.
Get to know them, love them, and let them spread the Greek spirit around the world.
Exclusively designed, produced and bottled in Greece.
Enjoy it served with your favorite appetizer
(preferably salted or acidic)
Goes great with pickles, olives, or salted preserves, such as sardines or smoked salmon.
Never drink ouzo alone!
It is the only drink in the world one has
to enjoy solely with friends:
It has been proven that good company multiplies its anyway great taste.
You can drink it straight, with ice, cold water, or both.
Experiment and decide on the taste you prefer most!
Note that ouzo is crystal clear in its original form, but it becomes opaque, when you add water or ice.
Drink slowly and always stop when you start feeling dizzy.
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(Mavromati Karditsas 1780 - Faliro Attikis 1827)
Karaiskakis was a greek military commander and leader of the Greek War for Independence. He was born in 1782 in the monastery of Saint George near the village of Mavromati in Karditsa. His father was the armatolos of the Valtos district, Dimitris Iskos or Karaiskos, and his mother was the nun, Zoe Dimiski. At the age of 15, he run away in thievery, but later joined the military forces of Ali Pasa, who recognised his superior military skills.
In January 1821, after the commencement of the revolution, he raised the flag of the revolution at the villages within the region of Tzoumerka. He quarrelled with Alexandros Mavrokordatos over the leadership of the military missions in Sterea Ellada, but, depsite their differences, he supported him during the first siege of Mesologgy by dispatching part of his forces to defend the city. During the civil war, when Mavrokordatos accused him of working with the Turks, Karaiskakis retired from activity. Nevertheless, he resurfaced during the second siege of the Messologgi on May 1825 and contributed in defending the city by attacking the Ottoman forces.
In 1826, he was appointed Commander in Chief of Sterea Ellada and organised the military camp of Elefsina in order to aid Athens in their defences against the Turkish siege. Nevertheless, as his second objective, he planned to re-ignite the spirit of the revolution in Roumeli. He came out victorious against the Turks in Domvraina, Distomo, and Arahova. In 1827, he went to Elefsina in order to aid Athens against another siege from the Turks. He disagreed with Thomas Cochrane and Richard Church regarding the tactic against the Ottoman empire. He was injured in a skirmish at Neo Faliro and died during his nameday on April 23, 1827.
Premium Ouzo from Mytilene
Ouzo, alongside tsipouro and raki, is the traditional Greek spirit, recognized by the European Union as a "national product".
The gogreek® Ouzo Miniatures are produced and bottled by Spentzas traditional family distillery, exclusively for the brand.
It is an aromatic alcohol drink, distilled with anise and other herbs in copper stills.
The distillery was founded in 1948 and is based in the city of Mytilene, capital of the island of Lesvos, in the Northern Aegean Sea.
New facilities, certified products, carefully chosen ingredients, enviromental concern and innovative attitude offer a premium, modern product with all the authenticity of timeless tradition.
Produced and bottled in Mytilene by traditional family distillery exclusively for gogreek®.