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What is Tsipouro ?
Tsipouro is a genuine Greek product. It is not produced in any other part of the world except Greece.
Tsipouro is a strong distilled spirit containing approximately 36% alcohol per volume and is produced from the must-residue of the winepress. The distillation process lasts for about three hours, during which the product is tasted for its alcohol content, and controlled by increasing or decreasing the heat. Finally, the distillation stops just when the acquired Tsipouro has the desired taste.
The name Tsipouro is used throughout the country, except for Crete, where the same spirit with a stronger flavour is known as "Tsikoudia". In some areas of Greece, the Oriental name "Raki" is also used.
The best Tsipouro is produced in Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia and on the island of Crete.