Our story begins in the remote greek island of Kythera…Φατουράδα [fatou’rada] is a local term for the traditional liqueur, originally made by wealthy families of Kythera island, during the venetian times. The brand name of our artisan liqueur “Φι» is inspired by the initial of the word Φατουράδα, that is “Φί» i.e. the 21st letter of Hellenic alphabet.
Φί ‘ s creation has been a long, hard, yet inspiring voyage , to “transform” a traditional product into an elegant, genuine branded spirit. Ιts creators have had the vision to revive the traditional homemade recipe into a new premium spirit with distinct personality, reflecting finesse, naturality, craftsmanship, care and dedication to “the artisan” way of making things happen.
Τhe essence of “Fi”
Base spirit essence
We use “tsipouro”, a fine, small-batch double distillation marc grape spirit, distilled with care, in a traditional copper pot still.
The Orange essence
We use a unique blend of citrus fruits to obtain the fruity essence.
Exclusively handpicked in the beginning of winter from a small farm , the fruits are carefully peeled while still green, at their aromatic peak. The fresh peels are macerated in the fine base spirit , in order to extract the highest concentration of their natural flavour in a slow and craft procedure. Cinnamon wood adds deeper dimensions of flavour.
The Secret recipe
Time, proportions and technique have come together to formulate the secret recipe, resulting in a complex, sophisticated (and exceptional) flavour profile : Vibrant citrus aromas and flavours, with discrete spicy notes and long aftertaste.
The unique “Φί” recipe is a work of years of persistence, patient experimentation and taste testing to perfect a unique natural flavour . It has been our intent to make «Φι» by capturing highest level of natural flavours by using the old craft technique of maceration and get the richest possible concentration of natural flavours.
As Φι airs out, it immediately shows a fine balance of complex aromatics of grape and citrus fruit, expressed together with notes of sweet spices and incense. Φί is fragrant, delicious and well balanced, fresh and flavourful… Its personality is elegant and charming. Its sensual taste reveals orange, bergamot , with a surprising twist of cinnamon and incense and long finish.
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