|Produced By:||J. BARBAYANNIS LIQUOR DIST.|
|Importer:||NIESTOR IMPORTS, INC.|
|Location:||New York, N.Y.|
Modern ouzo distillation largely took off at the beginning of the 19th century following Greek independence. The first ouzo distillery was founded in Tyrnavos in 1856 by Nikolaos Katsaros, giving birth to the famous ouzo Tyrnavou. When absinthe fell into disfavor in the early 20th century, ouzo was one of the products whose popularity rose to fill the gap; it was once called “a substitute for absinthe without the wormwood“.