Kolokotronis 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.
Kolokotronis, 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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(Ramavouni Messinias 1770 - Athens 1843)
Kolokotronis is probably the most important leading figure of the Greek War for Independence. His name has been related with all the major phases of the struggle in Peloponnese. He commenced his military activities on 1805, when he participated in the missions of the Russian fleet during the Russian-Turkish war. He later served in the greek military put together by the British and was honoured with the rank of Major for his performance against the French. In 1818 he was initiated to the Filiki Eteria and passionately begun preparations for the cause for independence in Peloponnese.
During the commencement of the revolution, Kolokotronis’s military genius became apparent. Kolokotronis’s successive military victories, such as the the fall of Kalamata (March 23rd 1821), the submission of Tripolitsa (September 23rd 1821), or those in Valtetsi, Vervena, and Doliana, firmly established his superior military status. Nevertheless, his rising status also disturbed a portion of the regional landlords. On July 26th 1822, his historical victory at Dervenakia, which lead to the decimation of Dramali’s military force, once again sealed the excellent military skills of the “Old Man of Moria”, as he came to be known.
Despite these successes he became a victim of the climaxing internal conflict between the military and the government. During armed conflicts both him and his son Panos were captured and held prisoners at Nafplion. When Ibrahim arrived with his forces at Peloponnese, the government pardoned Kolokotronis, and he joined forces with Petrobei Mavromichali in order to prevent the Turks from seizing back Peloponnese. Kolokotronis continued playing an active role in the military and political landscapes of the time until the end of the revolutions. He was a firm supporter of Kapodistrias and endorsed the election of king Otto. His disagreement with the political decisions of the regency lead to his prosecution and trial for high-treason. He was sentenced to death, but after king Otto came of age, he was again pardoned and received the rank of General and Counsellor of the State.
During the last years of his life, Kolokotronis dictated his memoirs to Gergios Tertsetis, which were later published at 1851. Kolokotronis’s memoirs constitute one the most valuable primary sources of information about the greek revolution.
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®.