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, Roots distilleries maintain a long established tradition of crafting the most exotic blends as well as redefining and shaping Greece’s most distinctive flavours. Roots Spirits, bearing the heritage of this long and awarded history of quality and taste, challenges old recipes with contemporary and innovative practices. Made with only 100% natural extracts, without any flavour essences or artificial additives.

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Roots Herb Spirit

Roots Herb Spirit

ABV: 30%
Pack Size: 6 x 70cl
Country of Origin: Greece


Origanum dictamnus, or dittany of Crete (diktamo), is the maestro of a symphony of herbs and spices harmonized together into the original Herb Spirit. Dittany has been known since ancient times for its medicinal and aphrodisiac properties. Its collection from the edges of steep rock faces in the mountains of Crete has always been a dangerous and risky activity, attracting strong and passionate men, often called ‘love seekers’. Cretan dittany thus has a second name, ‘erontas’ (love). Aristotle, among other ancient scholars, wrote about dittany‘s unique curing properties. Memorably, Harry Potter’s Hermione Granger has used twice her Essence of Dittany potion to heal Ron and Harry from deathly wounds. Potions and fiction aside, Herb Spirit is magical in its own way. It carries the mystery and unique properties of an elite herb of the ancient Greek mountains, in a premium new age liquor.

Tasting Notes:

The Colour is deep but flaming brown with shades of orchid. Peaty richness contrasted with herbal freshness aromas. The flavour has a cerebral and layered taste combining harmonically herbal profusion with fruity subtleness. It gives a firm and gently bitter mouthfeel, mimicking the sense of a ‘sweet velvet’ texture. Enjoy as a frozen shot, or on the rocks. Supreme for rich and earthy cocktails, straight up for a natural kick.

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