Ultimate Beverage Challenge 88 points - Clean and clear. Aromas are grainy, reminiscent of buckwheat, apple core and soil. The flavor profile is sweet with a thick and supple texture, cotton candy like flavors with a hint of the buckwheat in the back. Intriguingly good. (Mar 2013)
To create Skinos Mastiha Liqueur, the Mastiha tree is harvested for its resin once per year in the months of June and July. Small cuts are made in the tree bark which releases small amounts of resin that are collected over ten to twenty days. After distillation in wooden casks, sugar, alcohol and mineral water are added, resulting in a distinctive, balanced spirit with pronounced notes of cucumber, pine, anise and fresh herbs.