Château Ksara // Lebanon
Founded by Jesuit Priests in 1857, Château Ksara is the oldest winery in Lebanon. Their arak, named Ksarak, is triple-distilled from select grapes and quality aniseed from the area of Mt. Hermon. It matures for 2 years in clay jars made in Beit Chabab, a Lebanese village known for traditionally handcrafted pottery and ceramics.
ArakA grape-based unaged spirit that is produced in many Middle Eastern countries, most notably Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. It is unsweetened and flavored with aniseed. Greek and Italian versions are often sweetened.