Touma // Lebanon
Said Touma came from a family with a long history in the alcohol business and founded Clos St. Thomas in 1997. The winery was named after the chapel of St. Thomas, found in the heart of the vineyards. Arak Touma is distilled four times using a variety of grapes and quality aniseed.
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.