Makrigiannis 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.
Makrigiannis, 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
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(Avoriti Doridas, 1797 – Athens 1864
Makrigiannis, whose real name was Ioannis Triantafilou, was a greek fighter, militant, and political figure during and after the foundation of the Independent Greek State. In 1820 he was initiated to the Filiki Eteria and since then he dedicated himself to its cause taking part in many battles. During the civil war, he took the governmentalist side and later invaded Peloponnese, where he remained in order to prepare defences against Ibrahim.
His involvement with the greek revolution ended with his participation in the Piraeus ventures/mission in 1827. Following this, Makrigiannis was appointed the role of “General Leader of Sparta” by governor Kapodistrias; his distaste for this role pushed him to start authoring his memoirs in 1829.
Despite his positive regards for the arrival of king Otto, he soon became dissatisfied and turned to agriculture. Nevertheless, in 1837, as a civil counselor, he convinced the civil council of Athens to submit the request for a Constitution to king Otto. This act lead to the dismantling of the civil council and to him being placed under house arrest.
The palace, declared him as the main conspirator behind the September 3rd rebellion. In march 1853, the military court found guilty of treason and sentenced him to death. Nevertheless, he was released after the mediation of Dimitris Kallergis and following the departure of Otto, he was assigned the rank of Lieutenant General.
Makrigiannis died in April 27th 1864. His memoirs constitute a legacy of great authenticity, which the greek poet Kostis Palamas has described as an “incomparable for its genre, masterpiece of an illiterate, yet robust and autonomous mind”.
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®.