Episode 68 features Ouzo 12, perhaps the best selling brand of ouzo worldwide. Bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof, it retails for $20.
Enjoy this episode with some Ouzo 12 neat if you dare!
Ouzo 12's official website: http://www.ouzo12.com/ (http://www.ouzo12.com/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1830s -Ouzo production takes off in Greece, "spun off" from Tsipouro
1856 - The first commercial ouzo distillery is founded
1880 - Kaloyannis Distillery is founded in Constantinople
1925 - The Kaloyannis Distillery moves west to the Greek port town of Tessaloniki
1950 - Ouzo 12 is first bottled, becoming the first brand to be bottled
1999 - Gruppo Campari acquires the brand
2004 - Gruppo Campari acquires the Kutsiko distillery in central Greece
2005 - Ouzo 12 production is moved to the renovated Kutsiko distillery
2016 - Ouzo 12 is the number one brand of ouzo in the world
Ouzo 12 is typically consumed on ice or with water - I highly recommend adding water!
https://australianbartender.com.au/2014/06/04/do-you-know-ouzo-check-out-the-history-of-ouzo-12/ (Australian Bartender Article on the History)
https://www.iqpstrading.com/product/ouzo-12/ (IQPS Trading Listing of Ouzo 12)
https://bespokeunit.com/spirits/ouzo/#what (Bespoke Unit Article on What is Ouzo)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouzo (Wikipedia Article on Ouzo)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouzo_effect (Wikipedia Article on Ouzo Effect)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1998-04-19-1998109007-story.html (Baltimore Sun Newspaper Article from 1998 Referencing Women's Love of the Smell of Good and Plenty Candy)
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