Originating from a 160 year old distillery, the Finest Roots spirits combine the unique experience of four generations of distilling with an original inspiration in liqueur philosophy. Based in Southern Greece, our distilleries maintain a long established tradition of crafting the most exotic blends as well as redefining and shaping Greece’s most distinctive flavors. Roots Spirits, bearing the heritage of this long and awarded history of quality and taste, challenges old recipes with contemporary and innovative practices. We marry the most pure and natural ingredients into a fusion of old and modern tastes. Old recipes, having survived and matured through the years, are the starting point for our passion; taking the finest from the past and turning it into the best of today. It is said that great things come in small packages’. We say that Great things come in Great packages’, and every detail of our offerings has been shaped through attentive consideration and thoughtful inspiration. We respect even the slightest characteristics of our products; the mixtures, the ingredients, the aromas, the packaging. Thus we offer something more than a drink; an item of artistry. Contrary to common practices, every last drop of our drinks is made with only 100% natural extracts, without any flavour essences or artificial additives. The Finest Roots philosophy is to offer true, pure and high quality tastes; derived from the past, perfected through the years and advanced for the years to come.
Liquorice and orris fold into the herbal wilderness of Roots Finest Spirits Diktamo Liqueur, a rare plant from the mountains of the Greek island of Crete.
Diktamo (Origanum Dictamnus or dittany of Crete), known in Cretan dialect as Έρωντας (erontas, “love”, for it aphrodisiac properties), is a healing, herapeutic and aromatic tender perennial plant. In Ancient Greece, Hippocrates prescribed dittany and other Greek herbs to aid all kinds of illnesses and Aristotle and Theophrastus all extolled the virtues of the ‘miracle cure’ plant in various ancient writings.
Roots Finest Spirits Diktamo Liqueur is distilled with natural water, and only 100% natural extracts, no flavor essences, or artificial flavorings.
NOSE: A cerebral and layered taste combining harmonically herbal profusion with fruity subtleness.
PALATE: firm and gently bitter mouthfeel, mimicking the sense of a ʻsweet velvetʼ texture. Peaty richness contrasted with herbal freshness.
FINISH: Long, herbal.