SMALL BATCHES OF SPIRITS, MADE WITH LOTS OF PASSION
Sourced, produced, distilled and bottled in Cyprus

THIS IS WHAT WE DO!

Producing high-quality spirits requires creativity, expertise, attention to detail but above all the commitment to be directly involved in every step during the distillation process. Taking it a step further, we start our work here, the beautiful Cypriot countryside, where our raw ingredients grow and it ends with a bottle of our handcrafted spirit that carries our name.

We are directly involved in all the stages of spirit production, from planting seed selection to bottling,  labeling, and packaging. It's the only way to ensure that every bottle that leaves our distillery is the best-handcrafted spirit we can make.

** 1% of all AORATOS sales will be donated to the Cyprus Forest Association

AORATOS DRY GIN

Close your eyes and bring in mind the smells and aromas after the first rain in autumn in the mountains of Cyprus. This is what we have captured in AORATOS dry gin. Inspired by the world-famous botanicals that grow on the island of Cyprus, AORATOS dry gin is a testament to the aromas and the essence of the Cypriot mountain nature. 

The abundant sunshine and rich volcanic soil is the special combination behind the botanicals, herbs, and fruit that grow on the island of Cyprus,  lending a unique character and intense aroma. 

AORATOS dry gin features 10 botanicals from Cyprus including Juniper berries (locally known as AORATOS), Coriander seed, Angelica root, Nettle leaves, Iron wort, Sage, Rosemary and more.

ABOUT us   

Establishing Aristides Distilling in Cyprus is the second part of a journey that began in southern Missouri around 2008, in a place called Walnut Shade somewhere in the Ozark mountains where Aris Aristidou together with his business partner (at the time) operated the first craft distillery in the region after prohibition and they landed 3 worldwide awards for their Whiskey and Rum.
This is our legacy and our guideline to be continued here in Cyprus.
NEW AGE CRAFT DISTILLING
Making High-Quality spirits is a long and demanding multi-stage process with many variables per stage that need to be diligently recorded, controlled with precision, and repeated with in order to achieve consistency and the highest quality.

Doing all this is hard work but the pursuit of perfection also requires that we are directly involved at all stages of and we leave nothing to chance.

This is where new-age meets craft distilling and why here at Aristides Distilling, we are always committed to innovation and forward-thinking because it's the key to making great spirits.