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What is Craft Distilling and why does it matter?

Being the first craft distillery in Cyprus it is important to define what a "craft" distillery is and what it does. Ιn Cyprus, the term “craft ” distilling is a relatively new one, even though many wine producers have been “craft” distilling zivania (the local unaged grape brandy) at their homes for centuries. So, is “craft” distilling another recycled marketing buzzword to justify higher prices, or is there a real connection between craft distilling and high-quality spirits?

Aristides Distilling launches AORATOS dry gin!

It's with great honor and pleasure that we present AORATOS dry gin, the first of a series of Gin recipes released by Aristides Distilling. Smooth, complex, and very aromatic, AORATOS dry gin is distilled using wild juniper berries (known as AORATOS in Cyprus) and 10 other local botanicals that are grown organically on the island of Cyprus.