Arak Touma King of Arak Extra

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Traditional three-stage distillation in artisan alembics. Aged for a minimum of three years in traditional clay jars.

Serving: To serve Lebanon’s noble drink, pour one part arak, then two parts fresh water, and follow with ice cubes.

Pairing: Wide variety of Mediterranean dishes and other cuisines. Its anise flavor pairs well with the bold and robust flavors of dishes like grilled meats, spicy stews, and rich sauces. It also works well with lighter dishes like salads, seafood, and vegetables.

Size: 75 cl

Alcohol: 53%

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Description

Château St Thomas is the masterpiece of Saïd Touma & his son Joe-Assaad. Saïd Touma, a man of passion with more than 55 years experience in distillation & fermentation of grape juice who inherited the legacy of producing Arak since1888 (Lebanese national drink), & passed it to his son Joe-Assaad, an agronomist & winemaker who followed in the family tradition with equal passion for great winemaking & graduated from France (Montpelier & Bordeaux).

Origin:

  • Lebanon

Ingredients:

  • Grape alcohol
  • Anise seeds

Distillation:

  • Triple distilled in traditional copper stills
  • Often aged in clay jars for a smoother taste

Flavor Profile:

  • Aroma: Intense anise aroma
  • Taste: Smooth, with a strong anise flavor and a hint of sweetness
  • Finish: Clean and refreshing

Alcohol By Volume (ABV):

  • Typically around 53%

Serving Suggestions:

  • Traditionally served diluted with water (about 1 part arak to 2 parts water), which turns the clear liquid a milky white
  • Often enjoyed with ice

Pairings:

  • Pairs well with Lebanese mezze such as hummus, tabbouleh, and grilled meats
  • Complements seafood dishes and fresh salads

Cultural Significance

Arak Touma is a significant part of Lebanese culture and dining traditions, often enjoyed during social gatherings and family meals. Its production process and quality have made it a respected name in the world of anise-flavored spirits.

Availability

Arak Touma is available in various formats, making it accessible for different occasions, whether it’s a casual meal or a special event. Its reputation for quality makes it a popular choice among those who appreciate fine spirits.

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