Ouzo 12 is the Ouzo with the extraordinary aroma of history and tradition. Every single bottle is representative of the soul of Greece. It took its name in 1880 at the Kaloyannis Distillery from "Barrel No12". This extract was preferred for its rich taste and its delicate aroma. Today, it still keeps the same taste that makes Ouzo12 one of the most consumed varieties of this aniseed-flavored spirit of Greek tradition worldwide.
Ouzo 12 originated in Constantinople, now known as Istanbul, in 1880. With the passing of the years is has affirmed itself as the most popular ouzo brand in the world, always remaining faithful to its original recipe. Ouzo 12 is part of the Gruppo Campari since 1999.
A dry, anise-flavored aperitif and Greece’s national drink, Ouzo is Similar in taste to Absinthe or Sambuca. To make Ouzo, both green and star anise as well as fennel, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and other spices and botanicals are added to a neutral grape-based spirit. Exact recipes have become guarded family secrets, passed down from one generation to the next. Because most Ouzos are quite complex as a result of the diverse ingredients used to make them, they are commonly diluted with a bit of water and sipped with mezedes such as dolmas, grilled eggplant or charcuterie and cheese.